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Child Cured of HIV


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Pills of antiretroviral (ARV) medicine used to fight HIV/AIDS.
Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images
Pills of antiretroviral (ARV) medicine used to fight HIV/AIDS.

Scientists say a two-year-old Mississippi girl who was born with HIV has been cured of the infection. If the findings are confirmed, AIDS specialists say the case is a game changer in the search for a cure. She is the first child and only the second person to have been cured of HIV. While the adult was cured with a bone marrow transplant, the baby was treated with drugs early and aggressively -- and researchers say the case may change the way they treat HIV-infected people.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Art Ammann, founder of Global Strategies for HIV Prevention and clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF

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