HIV Baby `Cured` By Early Drug Treatment

Submitted by: thenedman 4 years ago in Science

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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Male 4,891

It was a miracle, from goooodd...HAHA!.....Almost said that with a straight face.
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Male 4,854
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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Male 5,811
@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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Male 39,596

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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Male 313
Link: HIV Baby `Cured` By Early Drug Treatment [Rate Link] - 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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