Doctors announced yesterday that a baby girl, who was born with HIV, has been cured, thanks to very early treatment with standard HIV drugs. According to the New York Times, “the child born in Mississippi would be only the second well-documented case of a cure in the world, giving a boost to research aimed at a cure, something that only a few years ago was thought to be virtually impossible.” Continue reading for the news report and more information.

Dr. Deborah Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, who presented the findings at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, says: “This is a proof of concept that HIV can be potentially curable in infants.”

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