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Date: 03/04/13 09:50 AM

5 Responses to HIV Baby `Cured` By Early Drug Treatment

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    thenedman Male 18-29
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    March 4, 2013 at 9:46 am
    Link: HIV Baby `Cured` By Early Drug Treatment - A baby girl in the US born with HIV appears to have been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

    If only... but no, this isn`t a viable treatment. It`s way too soon to say the kid`s "cured". The virus can be anywhere in the body. Also, it`s possible the virus just hadn`t taken hold yet so this time it was killed off. But those same drugs have been used many, many times without curing.

    Good luck kid, hope it works for you.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 11:35 am
    @Gerry: Apparently it`s been months and there are no traces of it in the baby, so it is effectively "cured." However, this in itself isn`t a cure for HIV, just a treatment that is very effective (seemingly) for very young infants.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3917 posts
    March 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    I know one person who is HIV+. Been that way for fifteen years but the last 5 years they haven`t been able to detect it. I asked if he was cured. He doesn`t know. He keeps taking the medicine which is an insane $3,500 a month. Drug companies are pure evil.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    March 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    It was a miracle, from goooodd...HAHA!.....Almost said that with a straight face.

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