Scientists Report First Cure of HIV in a Child, Say It’s a Game-Changer

Microscope image of HIV virus attacking cellFrom npr.org:

Scientists believe a little girl born with HIV has been cured of the infection.

She’s the first child and only the second person in the world known to have been cured since the virus touched off a global pandemic nearly 32 years ago.

Doctors aren’t releasing the child’s name, but we know she was born in Mississippi and is now 2-1/2 years old — and healthy. Scientists presented details of the case on Sunday at a scientific conference in Atlanta.

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