Treatment of the HIV virus has been so profound lately that it might hold hope for what experts are calling a "functional cure".
A team of French Scientists who followed 14 patients who had been treated for HIV with swiftly effective. These patients still had no signs of infection seven years later.The research has also shown that a baby in Mississippi who had born with the disease was effectively cured after early treatment.
But researchers are not declaring the war on HIV and AIDS over. Instead they cautiously call it a functional cure because it has reduced the virus to such low levels that it can be kept at bay.
HIV is transferred via blood and semen. There are 2.5 million infections according to the CDC.In 2001 there were 20% more cases involving HIV.