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Possible cure for pediatric HIV

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 04, 2013

A baby in Mississippi may have been cured of HIV by an early treatment of standard HIV drugs.

After starting on treatment, the baby’s immune system responded and tests showed diminishing levels of the virus until it was undetectable 29 days after birth. Ten months later, when the baby returned to the hospital (her mother stopped bringing her, without explanation) the researchers tested her again for HIV and found no sign of the virus. It appeared she had been functionally cured.

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