Scientists cure baby born with HIV

Updated: Monday, March 4 2013, 08:44 AM EST
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(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Scientists are celebrating a medical breakthrough. They say a baby born with HIV appears to have been cured.

The child received faster and stronger treatments than are usual for newborns starting just hours after her birth.

The girl is now 2-and-a-half years-old.

She's been off HIV drugs for a year now with no signs of infection.

If the child remains healthy it would mark only the world's second reported person to be cured of HIV.



Scientists cure baby born with HIV
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