Update: Health News Review used this story as an example of overuse of the term “cure.” HNR also pointed out how the “cure” got a lot of coverage and the news that it wasn’t a cure did not.
The Globe’s story is behind the paywall. Here is the nut.
Boston researchers are reporting the return of the HIV virus in two patients who had become virus-free after undergoing bone marrow transplants, dashing hopes of a possible cure that had generated widespread excitement
The story reports that doctors detected the return of the virus in one patient in August. The second patient chose to continue in the study, but in November, doctors found traces of HIV and he went back on his medication
Some background here from Nature Boston.
As pointed out above in HNR, the overuse of the term “cure” often leads to disappointment? Here’s what the Google search looks like: