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HIV Has Resurfaced in Young Girl Thought to Be Cured

Health officials have reported the sad news that the young girl thought to have been cured of HIV is showing signs that the virus has returned. The “Mississippi baby” as she had become known, was born with HIV in 2010 to a mother who was infected. After being on an antiretroviral drug program for the first 18 months of her life, the girl went more than two years without showing any signs of HIV, leading some officials to believe that she may have been cured. Sadly, in a statement this week, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases informed public that the virus has returned. “Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff involved in the child’s care and the HIV/AIDS research community” …

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