Toddler Cured of HIV [VIDEO]
It has finally happened and almost by accident, a baby was cured of HIV.
A Mississippi baby born with the virus that causes AIDS was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs within 30 hours of her birth. Doctors knew the mother was HIV positive and administered the drugs in hopes of controlling the virus.
Two years later the little girl is HIV negative, there is no evidence of the virus in the girl’s blood. Doctors said ” She was “functionally cured” of HIV. They said they believe early intervention with the antiretroviral drugs was key to the outcome.”
The finding was announced at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta. Given the time and effort these new findings could mean the biggest difference for children all across the globe.