Child cured of HIV offers hope to other patients

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We’re learning more about a girl who is believed to be the first person ever to be cured HIV through drug therapy.

Doctors first presented her case last March.

Now they’ve published a full account of her treatment and recovery in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The three-year-old girl from Mississippi was born HIV positive.

Immediately after birth, she received drug treatment for more than a year.  She not taken any antiretroviral drugs for at least 18-months.

Tests find “no detectable level of HIV-1 RNA” in her blood, according to the report.

Doctors believe the powerful drug cocktail prevented the disease from establishing itself in her immune system and could offer new hope to other children born with HIV.

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