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US baby born with HIV might be cured

Published:Thursday | March 6, 2014 | 1:07 PM

US researchers have revealed that another baby carrying HIV, the virus which leads to AIDS, may have been cured through early treatment.

Antiretroviral drugs were reportedly administered to the baby in California just four hours after birth.

The unidentified nine-month-old child is now said to be HIV negative.

It is the second such case after an HIV-positive Mississippi infant was brought into remission following early treatment in 2013.

Paediatrics specialist at the John Hopkins University Dr Deborah Persaud says no trace of the virus can now be found in the infant's blood or tissues.

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