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HIV: What It Means To Be 'Functionally Cured'

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David Crabb, M.D., joins "Sound Medicine" to discuss the recent news coverage regarding an infant who was functionally cured of HIV. A functional cure means the level of HIV in the blood is at a very low level without taking prescription medication. According to Dr. Crabb, most of the functional cures that have been reported were from people diagnosed in the early stages of HIV. A functional cure doesn’t mean that the HIV is gone, but it does provide hope for those infected with the virus.