This is Housecall for Health. In a major reveal at an AIDS conference in Paris, researchers said a South African girl who was born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines. They say the results are evidence that early treatment is capable of causing long-term remission.
Currently, HIV treatments that aim to keep the virus under control must be taken over of a lifetime, and only one person has ever been thought to be cured.
But his treatment involved a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a natural resistance to HIV, which is risky and impractical due to the large number of patients already infected.
What's hopeful about the girl's case, is that she is the third child to enter long remission after beginning aggressive treatment soon after infection. She started when she was two and stopped 40 weeks later. Tests found the virus was not capable of reproducing in her immune system cells.
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目前，控制病情的艾滋病治疗方案都需要终身服用药物，而且据说还只治愈了一个人 。但他在治疗期间做了骨髓移植手术，且供者本身就有能抵抗艾滋病病毒的基因，这种方案不仅风险大，而且不实际，因为目前感染艾滋病的患者人数众多 。
小女孩儿的案例带来的希望更大，因为在她之前，已经有两个孩子在感染后迅速接受积极治疗从而得到了病情的长期控制 。她两岁就已开始治疗，40周后才停药 。实验发现，她体内的艾滋病病毒已经无法在她的免疫系统细胞中复制 。
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