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Toddler ‘Cured’ of HIV

Toddler ‘Cured’ of HIV

Researchers say that a 2-year-old Mississippi girl has been “functionally” cured of HIV, meaning the presence of the virus is so small it cannot be detected in the blood and will no longer require treatment. In the revolutionary case, the girl started receiving virus-fighting drugs within the first 30 hours of life. Health officials say this is only the second recorded case of someone being cured of HIV—the virus linked to AIDS. The only other account involved a man now known as the “Berlin patient” who received a bone-marrow transplant with a rare-genetic mutation that cured both his HIV infection as well as the cancer he was also fighting …

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