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First Functional HIV Cure in an Infant

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center virologist Deborah Persaud, M.D., along with a team of researchers from the Children’s Center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School describe the first case of a so-called "functional cure" in an HIV-infected infant. The finding, the investigators say, may help pave the way to eliminating HIV infection in children.

 
Visualizing live bacteria where they exist in the body, says infectious disease specialist Sanjay Jain, will improve diagnosis of tuberculosis and other infectious disorders

A Better Picker-Upper

Haris, a cheerful 7-year-old, wasn’t himself on returning from a family trip. His bounce was missing, said his father, and he’d lost weight he’d put on the previous summer spent in Central India, sampling the home cooking of a doting grand-mother.

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