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In medical first, a baby is cured of HIV

Max Schorr

Pretty amazing, a baby in rural Mississippi was treated aggressively with antiretroviral drugs and has been deemed cured. It remains to be seen whether this will work with other babies, but very promising.

The UN says 330,000 babies were born infected with HIV in 2011. This is a big deal not just in helping these newborns have a shot at life, but also as a proof point that HIV can be cured.

Go humans!

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  • Lindsey Smith

    Score! This is awesome. With rare news like this, I am sure that more money will be directed towards this cause. Wonderful find!