Research released this week by a medical group in Florida makes some shocking and potentially groundbreaking claims. About 9 months ago a baby was born in Mississippi with HIV, and now reports are showing that the treatment given and the steps taken have in fact cured the child of HIV. Doctors say it is absolutely unacceptable that the child was born with HIV in the first place, largely due to the fact that it is almost entirely preventable, but they’re still happy to report that the child will be able to lead a normal life without the HIV medication so many people depend on.
The child was given an experimental and immediate treatment for HIV that has shown major promise in the past, and this time it was once again a major success. Doctors say now that the child is 9 months old they’ve been actively monitoring her health and there are absolutely no signs of HIV, even though medication has been discontinued. This is a huge step in the right direction and many doctors say these cases are exactly what it will take to eventually find a cure for HIV, so this is absolutely great news for everyone.