Dr Deborah Persaud, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
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US HIV baby 'cured' by early drug treatment

A baby girl in the US born with HIV appears to have been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy, researchers say.

The Mississippi child is now two-and-a-half years old and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

Dr Deborah Persaud, at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, said it set the stage for paediatric care agenda.

  • 04 Mar 2013
  • From the section Health