Child Attains HIV Cure through Antiretroviral Therapy Alone


Mar 04, 2013

Johns Hopkins University’s Dr. Deborah Persaud described the first documented case of a child being cured of HIV at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, GA. The breakthrough, reported online March 3, by Science Daily as well as major U.S. news outlets, said the report appears to have been achieved by antiretroviral therapy alone. According to Dr. Persaud, comprehensive tests have confirmed beyond doubt that both mother and child were HIV positive when the child was born, and that no signs of HIV infection could be detected using the most sensitive means available.
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