Scientists optimistic of AIDS cure for some

By Agence France-Presse

Article Reprintaids cure

Top AIDS scientists were optimistic Wednesday of finding a cure for the disease that has claimed 30 million lives — but said it might not work for all people.

The experts have high hopes for a treatment that will be given at an early stage of infection — most likely a cocktail that includes an immunity booster and a virus killer.

But they said people with a long-running, untreated infection and a compromised immune system may never benefit from an envisioned “functional cure” — which means a person retains traces of the virus but no symptoms.

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