EARLY TREATMENT ‘CURES’ SECOND HIV-POSITIVE BABY IN US

Dr. Deborah Persaud
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Researchers say they have cleared the HIV virus from a second baby in the US

Researchers have revealed that a second baby born with the HIV virus may have been cured, thanks to early treatment. This follows a similar, earlier case in Mississippi; both infants have been “brought into remission” through the administration of administering antiretroviral drugs in the first hours of life. Speaking at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, John’s Hopkins pediatrics specialist, Dr. Deborah Persaud, urged the medical community “to mobilize and be able to learn from these cases.”

EARLY TREATMENT ‘CURES’ SECOND HIV-POSITIVE BABY IN US