Monday, 4 March 2013

US Doctors Cure Baby Born With HIV!

A Mississippi baby born with HIV more than two years ago appears to have been cured of the virus.

The unidentified child was diagnosed with HIV at birth to a mother who did not receive prenatal care or HIV treatment. Hence 30 hours after birth, the baby was started on antiretroviral treatment.

Doctors took the unusual step of prescribing three aggressive drugs (AZT, 3TC, nevirapine) at once after birth for the baby whose initial HIV viral load tests were high.

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