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Doctors cure baby of HIV in world first

Posted on Monday, 4 March, 2013 | Comment icon 25 comments | News tip by: Render


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Doctors have made medical history by managing to successfully cure a child that was born with HIV.

The child whose name has been kept hidden for privacy reasons was born in Mississippi state and was considered high risk because the mother was unaware she had HIV until it was too late to give her the medication usually administered to prevent the virus being passed on to the newborn child. After being born the baby was given a treatment of antiretroviral drugs with the expectation of needing to take the medication for life, yet within a month the level of HIV in the baby's blood was so low it was almost undetectable.

"Now after at least one year of taking no medicine, this child's blood remains free of virus even on the most sensitive tests available," said Dr Hannah Gay. "We expect that this baby has great chances for a long, healthy life. We are certainly hoping that this approach could lead to the same outcome in many other high-risk babies."

"Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented."

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Comment icon #16 Posted by Mike D boy on 5 March, 2013, 4:39
The global AIDS pandemic should come to an end: we need to replicate the "cure" given to the infant to everyone with HIV, but doctors aren't entirely clear to eradicate the HIV virus successfully, as two cases of people no longer having HIV is a charm. According to what I read on the Lysol bottles, the chemicals in that cleaning spray can stop the spread of HIV on surfaces (HIV isn't contagious and not picked up by others in contact with the stained surface), then I realized "what if we use a possibly safe chemical from the spray in those with HIV to destroy the virus?" We always hope to fight... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by Lava_Lady on 5 March, 2013, 7:54
Finally, some good news... Good for you little one. Don't waste it.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Rocketgirl on 5 March, 2013, 8:24
I just hope this child is well and truly healed from HIV, and I hope is not hounded for life by scientists and doctors looking for bits and pieces of its body for scientific purposes, which could be the case. That child is going to end up being a science experiment. Doctors are going to want to take a closer look to see how this happened. I'm glad that baby is HIV free, but at the same that child is going to be under watch by doctors.
Comment icon #19 Posted by puckmomma on 5 March, 2013, 18:58
I hope there is a cure in the works, I'm just wondering what happens if they do this to every HIV infant and then down the road 20yrs it turns out very badly. My fingers are crossed and I do hope for the best. These little babies need a chance and my heart goes out to them and their families.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Copasetic on 5 March, 2013, 19:35
This isn't applicable to people with long standing HIV infections. The doctors here basically used HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) which calls for the use of 3 drugs--Usually like 2 nucleoside reverse tranase inhibitors (NRTIs) or 2 non-nucleoside reverse tranase inhibitors (NNRTIs) paired with a protease inhibitor. The drugs the doctors used are the same drugs used in thousands of other patients. The difference here, is in the child HIV hadn't had a chance to establish a latent infection yet. Most people are familiar with the fact that HIV infects CD4 cells, but it also infects v... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by Copasetic on 5 March, 2013, 19:40
I hope there is a cure in the works, I'm just wondering what happens if they do this to every HIV infant and then down the road 20yrs it turns out very badly. My fingers are crossed and I do hope for the best. These little babies need a chance and my heart goes out to them and their families. Usually a child who's mother in HIV+ is on antiretrovirals. So long as her viral load is low the chance the child will be born HIV+ is actually pretty low. To further lower the chance of mother-child transmission we normally deliver the baby via c-section. Passage through the birth canal exposes the baby ... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by nonhivaids on 10 March, 2013, 3:34
I was once HIV+. I now remain HIV-. I still have AIDS (though I am ICD-coded "C.F.S." since HIV+ is a prerequisite for an "AIDS" diagnosis in the USA). "NON HIV AIDS" is the name of my illness. You can google it. My case goes up through the White House, NIH, CDC, WHO, to the United Nations. I recently testified on a federal-level in Washington, DC, and have been published 12 times on 4 continents. http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk/the-aids-like-disease-seldom-mentioned/article20891.html
Comment icon #23 Posted by Andromedan Starseed 333 on 11 March, 2013, 22:58
doctors could play "hero"all they want and could pretend to have cured HIV but I know the truth about That and know there are safe nature made cures and remedies by mother nature herself!!!
Comment icon #24 Posted by Lex540 on 13 March, 2013, 14:47
not true i will find the cure for AIDS
Comment icon #25 Posted by Thurnis Hayley on 31 March, 2013, 6:55
They neglect to inform the reader that the baby was cured using bee venom. Unless this is a different baby and all kinds of babies are being cured of HIV.


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