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Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by Simeoneyituoyo: 12:01am On Mar 04, 2013
A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

There's no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing uncovered just traces of the virus' genetic material still lingering. If so, it would mark only the world's second reported cure.

Specialists say Sunday's announcement, at a major AIDS meeting in Atlanta, offers promising clues for efforts to eliminate HIV infection in children, especially in AIDS-plagued African countries where too many babies are born with the virus.

"You could call this about as close to a cure, if not a cure, that we've seen," Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, who is familiar with the findings, told The Associated Press.

A doctor gave this baby faster and stronger treatment than is usual, starting a three-drug infusion within 30 hours of birth. That was before tests confirmed the infant was infected and not just at risk from a mother whose HIV wasn't diagnosed until she was in labor.

"I just felt like this baby was at higher-than-normal risk, and deserved our best shot," Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi, said in an interview.

That fast action apparently knocked out HIV in the baby's blood before it could form hideouts in the body. Those so-called reservoirs of dormant cells usually rapidly reinfect anyone who stops medication, said Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins Children's Center. She led the investigation that deemed the child "functionally cured," meaning in long-term remission even if all traces of the virus haven't been completely eradicated.

Next, Persaud's team is planning a study to try to prove that, with more aggressive treatment of other high-risk babies. "Maybe we'll be able to block this reservoir seeding," Persaud said.

No one should stop anti-AIDS drugs as a result of this case, Fauci cautioned.

But "it opens up a lot of doors" to research if other children can be helped, he said. "It makes perfect sense what happened."

Better than treatment is to prevent babies from being born with HIV in the first place.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/scientists-baby-born-hiv-apparently-cured-18643148
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by Simeoneyituoyo: 8:47am On Mar 04, 2013
I knew it! One day scientists will find a cure to HIV
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by nairaman66(m): 9:27am On Mar 04, 2013
Scholarship to 9ja men to put something without rain coat!!
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by strangest(m): 9:28am On Mar 04, 2013
Good for the baby
na wah ooo... when am i going to be first to comment? cry

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by gen2briz(m): 9:28am On Mar 04, 2013
Ok
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by TeeSeven(m): 9:28am On Mar 04, 2013
This is indeed a promising outcome. Kodos!!
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by Nobody: 9:31am On Mar 04, 2013
Simeoneyituoyo: I knew it! One day scientists will find a cure to HIV

Of course they will, dem no resemble naija wey na so so God dem go dey call.

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by gramci: 9:32am On Mar 04, 2013
Good
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by omo9ja1(m): 9:32am On Mar 04, 2013
I saw too on the news this morning
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by tejpot(m): 9:33am On Mar 04, 2013
Who invented HIV virus? Who discovered the retro virus? It should answer who will cure it.
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by tejpot(m): 9:35am On Mar 04, 2013
Legit1:

Of course they will, dem no resemble naija wey na so so God dem go dey call.
Na people like you go say "Nigeria no dey reach final". At the end disappointment.

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by Sijo01(f): 9:37am On Mar 04, 2013
Scientists, I know say one day una go make the world proud.
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by purpinkx(m): 9:45am On Mar 04, 2013
See them dey beat around the bush , fore play ... Onye ala na onye ala cheesy
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by leslieu63(m): 9:51am On Mar 04, 2013
I know some nairalanders will start fuc*ing anyhow untill they cum to their senses. grin
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by vm26: 9:51am On Mar 04, 2013
i still feel AIDS is a spirit and a curse as long as pple phonicate and do adultery it will prevail like veld fire.imagine if everyone was to gt married as virgins and stick to one partner as required?we wldnt b dscussing abt this pandemic

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by Nobody: 9:52am On Mar 04, 2013
Tell it to the HIV couples not me
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by donsax: 9:59am On Mar 04, 2013
Sissy....you are a fukin mod for closing my thread...

I posted this thread before this poster and yet his came to front page

www.nairaland.com/1213902/2-year-old-mississippi-girl-functionally-cured
People please check the times each was posted and judge this...

Use les hypocrite mods, corruption is everywhere even on NL.
NB: nothing I will gain from front page, I know seun will not share me of his tariff money but its been happening several times and is favoritism and bu.l sh.it.

To he'll with you!!!!

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by leslieu63(m): 10:04am On Mar 04, 2013
donsax: Sissy....you are a fukin mod for closing my thread...

I posted this thread before this poster and yet his came to front page

www.nairaland.com/1213902/2-year-old-mississippi-girl-functionally-cured
People please check the times each was posted and judge this...

Use les hypocrite mods, corruption is everywhere even on NL.
NB: nothing I will gain from front page, I know seun will not share me of his tariff money but its been happening several times and is favoritism and bu.l sh.it.

To he'll with you!!!!
my guy don provoke lol
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by yuzedo: 10:05am On Mar 04, 2013
donsax: Sissy....you are a fukin mod for closing my thread...

I posted this thread before this poster and yet his came to front page

www.nairaland.com/1213902/2-year-old-mississippi-girl-functionally-cured
People please check the times each was posted and judge this...

Use les hypocrite mods, corruption is everywhere even on NL.
NB: nothing I will gain from front page, I know seun will not share me of his tariff money but its been happening several times and is favoritism and bu.l sh.it.

To he'll with you!!!!
Uncul, plis angry not at me, but wot is the prize did dey normally gave ndi nwete front page biko? Is there cash or will u win shop at alaba? am interested to win shop at alaba if there is prize for front page tread. tanks for clarification.

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by donsax: 10:16am On Mar 04, 2013
yuzedo:
Uncul, plis angry not at me, but wot is the prize did dey normally gave ndi nwete front page biko? Is there cash or will u win shop at alaba? am interested to win shop at alaba if there is prize for front page tread. tanks for clarification.

Dude nothing to be won actually but its bu.lsh.it and part of corruption we are talking about. If this girl should be in a better position than online mods....the place would have been flooded with corruption.
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by metti(m): 10:24am On Mar 04, 2013
strangest: Good for the baby
na wah ooo... when am i going to be first to comment? cry

Must you be the first?
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by 190: 10:25am On Mar 04, 2013
Help I have over 160likes on a comment
What should I do sad

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by dirk: 10:25am On Mar 04, 2013
vm26: i still feel AIDS is a spirit and a curse as long as pple phonicate and do adultery it will prevail like veld fire.imagine if everyone was to gt married as virgins and stick to one partner as required?we wldnt b dscussing abt this pandemic

While I agree to ur position on this matter in one breadth, I also disagree due to the fact that we must not forget that HIV is not only transmitted through sex...so what do u have to say to that?

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by donsax: 10:28am On Mar 04, 2013
190: Help I have over 160likes on a comment
What should I do sad

Go and f.u.c a gorilla!!!!

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Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by metti(m): 10:32am On Mar 04, 2013
grin grin
190: Help I have over 160likes on a comment
What should I do sad
Delete them!
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by letsdobusines: 10:35am On Mar 04, 2013
Hope the wholesale sale price for this HIV drugs will not be much. Because I will like to supply the Nigerian market.
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by Nobody: 10:36am On Mar 04, 2013
Why are they still deciving people in the name of possible cure? Virus/viruses don't have any cure. They come,run their phases and disappear. If you're talking about a treatment that would expedite the run of phases without harming the person in question, then I will listen to you,but,this "cure cured" propoganda is seriously wacked !
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by Proxyisnice(m): 10:36am On Mar 04, 2013
Is it going to work on me cos i am neither negative or positive...WHAT AM I? undecidedIs it going to work on me cos i am neither negative or positive...WHAT AM I?
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by Moukafoam(f): 10:36am On Mar 04, 2013
Simeoneyituoyo: I knew it! One day scientists will find a cure to HIV

According to Tabo Mbeki and Vladmir putin of Russia; US should provide the cure to the world because they have it wink
Re: Scientists: Baby Born With HIV cured by letsdobusines: 10:37am On Mar 04, 2013
strangest: Good for the baby
na wah ooo... when am i going to be first to comment? cry
How can you ever comment first with your JAVA Kpalasa

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