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December 14, 2019
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Baby cured from HIV/AIDS

A new case study found a baby treated with antiretroviral drugs inthe first thirty-hours of life and who continued HIV treatment for eighteen months appeared to be functionally cured.

According to researchers,the mther who was HIV positive atthe time of birth had not received ARV medication or prenatal care.

The child discontinued treatment a half year later. Medical professionalsthen took blood samples which revealed undetectable HIV levels.

UNAIDS Executive Director Michael Sidibe said this finding givesthem great hope that a cure for HIV in children is possible and could bringthe world one step closer to an AIDS free generation.

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