Could this be the beginning of the end of one of the most destructive diseases of our time? On Sunday, doctors announced that an HIV-positive baby had been cured of the virus that causes AIDS. The child, born in rural Mississippi, was treated with antiretroviral drugs around 30 hours after birth, and now, a year off treatment at 2.5 years old, has shown no signs of the virus. The findings will be presented Monday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, and if confirmed will be the second case of a person cured of HIV.
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