A nine-year-old child in South Africa is ‘virtually cured of HIV’, according to doctors.
The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after they were born.
They have spent nearly their entire life without symptoms or signs of active virus.
Experts say this case could one day lead to a cure for HIV.
The child had caught the infection from their mother in 2007, and had very high levels of HIV in their blood.
As part of a clinical trial, the child at nine weeks old was given early antiretroviral therapy.
Levels of the virus became undetectable, and treatment was stopped after 40 weeks...