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03-04-2013, 11:33 AM #1
Medical Breakthrough: Possible Cure for HIV
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The remarkable case of a baby being cured of HIV infection in the United States using readily available drugs has raised new hope for eradicating the infection in infants worldwide, but scientists say it will take a lot more research and much more sensitive diagnostics before this hope becomes a reality.
In a medical first for an infant, the Mississippi toddler was born in July 2010 infected with HIV, treated within 30 hours of delivery with aggressive HIV therapy, which continued for 18 months. She is now considered cured of her infection, a team of researchers led by Dr. Deborah Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, said in a news conference at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta on Sunday.
"From a clinical perspective, this means that if you can get an infected baby on to antiretroviral drugs immediately after delivery, it's going to be possible to prevent or reverse the infection - essentially cure the baby," said Dr. Steven Deeks, an HIV/AIDS researcher at the University of California at San Francisco who is attending the conference, where the case was presented to researchers on Monday.
Deeks and others hailed the findings as a great advance in the search for a cure in babies born infected with HIV. But the researchers said they also suggest the need for better ways to diagnose HIV infection, a process that typically takes up to six weeks.
"This could have a profound effect on how we approach babies born to HIV-infected moms," Deeks said.
Treatment of HIV-infected mothers before delivery is the best way to prevent HIV infection of infants, experts say, but even in resource-rich countries such as the United States, 100 to 200 babies are born each year infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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aids will no longer be a virus on CL, unless he doesn't want to be cured.
03-04-2013, 11:36 AM #2
Due to the lack of decency, I have changed my post. There should be less spreaders..
Last edited by Outlaw; 03-04-2013 at 12:09 PM.
03-04-2013, 11:41 AM #3
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03-04-2013, 11:55 AM #6
There is already a blood transfusion cure for aids as well. it all depends on how practical the cure is for weather or not it will be used.
Specialy since our aids treatment is so good thats its basicaly only a nuisance..... for 3rd world countrys however we need one we can give them that wont cost them to much
03-04-2013, 11:57 AM #7
Aids will always be the virus.
03-04-2013, 11:59 AM #8
03-04-2013, 12:00 PM #9
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03-04-2013, 12:04 PM #10
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