We love to report on good news, and this certainly falls into that category! For the first time ever, a baby born infected with H.I.V. has been cured.
The infant, who was born in rural Mississippi to a mother who did not know she was carrying the virus, was immediately transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. There, within 30 hours of birth, doctors began agressive treament with antiretroviral medication. By the age of 18 months, all tests came back negative, indicating that the child is now free of the virus.
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