In Nov. 15, 2012 a patient, right, is attended to at the U.S. sponsored Themba Lethu, HIV/AIDS Clinic at the Helen Joseph hospital in Johannesburg.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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A U.S. girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV – and therefore is not cured.As recently as March, doctors had said that she seemed free of HIV despite not having been on AIDS drugs for about two years.But doctors said Thursday that tests last week showed that she is no longer in remission. She is now back on treatment and is responding well, doctors said.In March, doctors revealed that a second baby born with HIV may have had her infection put into remission by very early treatment – in this case, four hours after her birth in suburban Los Angeles in April 2013 .
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