Monday, March 4, 2013

Mississippi Baby Born With HIV 'Functionally Cured,' Doctors Say - ABC News

Mississippi Baby Born With HIV 'Functionally Cured,' Doctors Say - ABC News

A Mississippi baby born with HIV more than two years ago appears to be the first documented case of a child's being cured of the virus, according to doctors and scientists.

The unidentified child has now been "functionally cured" and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of the HIV infection. If the child remains healthy, it would mark only the second time in the world's history that a person has been cured of HIV, which is the virus that causes AIDS.

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