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Found: A cure for HIV

DNMUM270838 | 3/5/2013 | Author : Team DNA | WC :394 | Health



In a pathbreaking, documented work, doctors have functionally cured a child in the US of HIV infection. But is it too early to pin hopes on a way to kill the virus?

Hitting early, hard
The baby is born in a rural hospital in Mississippi, US. Mother had just tested positive for HIV. Within 30 hours of birth, baby is put on a cocktail of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) drugs — zidovudine, lamivudine, and nevirapine — instead of a single dosage; nothing invasive

Drop in count
Viral load begins to go down after a week and was eventually undetectable; ART is continued for 18 months

Roadblock
Mother goes AWOL with the child for about five months; medication is, therefore, stopped

Miracle child
When th
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