The second person ever to naturally cure their HIV has been identified in Argentina, raising hopes for a future cure

The Argentinian woman, who comes from the city of Esperanza, was found to have zero-disease causing or so-called intact virus. Loreen Willenburg, 67, San Francisco, was the first person to have 'intact' virus.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The discovery was announced by a group of Harvard-based scientists at an international meeting for HIV experts. The Argentinian woman, who comes from the city of Esperanza, was found to have zero-disease causing or so-called intact virus.

Loreen Willenburg, 67, San Francisco, was the first person to have 'intact' virus.

Usually, when a person gets HIV, the virus attaches itself to their immune cell's DNA and it reproduces from there. But in this case, the virus seems to have settled into a "gene desert." It cannot replicate within the body or cause . . .

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