Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Child Cured of HIVDownload audio (MP3)
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
- 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