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Early Treatment for HIV “Cured” Second Baby


Scientists revealed last week a second baby with HIV positive cured through aggressive drug treatment. New York Times’ report on March 6 said the result of the treatment in California left little doubt that the treatment works. Last year, researchers announced a baby in Mississippi who was found infected with HIV was free of virus after given similar treatment started within 48 hours of its birth. However, CBC news of Canada said on Monday that some researchers admitted it is too early to confirm that the treatment works for good. But report said that in Canada some doctors have treated at least five children with HIV. The child in Mississippi, known as Mississippi child, is now three and half years old old and he is reportedly free of virus, although the treatment is reportedly still carried on.

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