Lasting remission of HIV has been seen in a group of 14 French patients known as the Visconti cohort, who started treatment on antiretroviral drugs within 10 weeks of becoming infected, and stayed on the drugs for an average of three years. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

A French teenager born with HIV and treated until age six is still free from infection 12 years after stopping the treatments, suggesting the first ca(...)

Two HIV patients in Boston who received stem-cell transplants for cancer had no trace of the AIDS-causing virus after the procedure. Photograph: World Aids Day

Two HIV patients in Boston who received stem-cell transplants for cancer had no trace of the AIDS-causing virus after the procedure, suggesting they m(...)