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newshour:

The first baby has been cured of HIV, researchers announced Sunday. The case was publicly unveiled at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta.
The infant, who is now two and a half years old, was born to a “high-risk” mother in Mississippi. The mother was not diagnosed with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) until delivery, and therefore did not receive the typical prenatal treatment for the disease that could have prevented transmission to the baby.
Confirmation of the baby’s HIV status came from Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University. Go here for the conversation with Dr. Luzuriaga about her team’s research. 

So amazing. Hope this outcome can be reproduced!

newshour:

The first baby has been cured of HIV, researchers announced Sunday. The case was publicly unveiled at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta.

The infant, who is now two and a half years old, was born to a “high-risk” mother in Mississippi. The mother was not diagnosed with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) until delivery, and therefore did not receive the typical prenatal treatment for the disease that could have prevented transmission to the baby.

Confirmation of the baby’s HIV status came from Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University. Go here for the conversation with Dr. Luzuriaga about her team’s research.

So amazing. Hope this outcome can be reproduced!