Earlier this month, doctors announced that a baby had been cured of an HIV infection. Now, using a similar technique, it appears that 14 adults have likewise been successfully treated for the disease. The trick, say the scientists, is to tackle the infection early.
A trial that had originally been planned to run until 2015, testing whether treating an HIV-infected person with antiretroviral drugs could prevent that person from passing the disease along to his partner, stopped today. Because it was so successful.