Child Cured of HIV

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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.

Interview Highlights


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