Baby born with HIV may have been cured. According to Pulse of Radio,
Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus and may have cured her in what would be medical first. The report says that the now three-year-old girl, who was infected in the womb and treated unusually aggressively for HIV soon after being born, shows no active infection despite stopping AIDS medicines 18 months ago. However, doctors won’t call it a cure because they don’t know what proof or how much time is needed to declare someone free of HIV infection. A study starting in January will test early treatment in babies born with HIV to see if the results in this case can be reproduced. Only one other person is thought to have been cured of HIV infection, a San Francisco man who had a 2007 bone marrow transplant from a donor with natural resistance to HIV, and showed no sign of infection five years later.
This is great news! The strides for preventing and stopping HIV/AIDS is on the horizon.
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