Mississippi Baby’s Remission Raises Hope for HIV Cure

from voanews.com: Doctors now have compelling evidence that a newborn girl they treated aggressively for HIV infection may actually be cured. But observers say it is too soon to conclude that early therapy puts the AIDS virus into permanent remission. She is known only as the Mississippi baby, after the southern U.S. state where the little girl was born HIV-positive, having contracted the virus in the womb of her untreated mother. Doctors placed the newborn on triple drug therapy 30 hours after birth, and continued the treatment for 18 months. But then, doctors lost contact with her for several months, and she received no anti-AIDS medicine during that time. When she resurfaced, there was no sign of the virus in her system.

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