(Johns Hopkins Children's Center ) Dr Hannah Gay, a paediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi, treated the two-year-old girl who is now 'cured' of the virus.
U.S. Child Born with HIV is 'CURED' after Pioneering Treatment
MARCH 04, 2013Anna Hodgekiss, Daily Mail
Doctors have made a landmark breakthrough in the treatment of HIV after they 'cured' a baby with the virus.
Because of the high infection risk, the baby was given an accelerated programme of medication.
She received three standard HIV drugs instead of the usual one when she was just 30-hours old.
This appears to have blasted the virus into remission and prevented it from taking root in the baby’s cells.
Now two-years-old, the girl from Mississipi is in remission with blood tests showing no signs that the virus is present. This is known as a 'functional cure.'Read more: Daily Mail