TV News LIES

Saturday, May 30th

Last update10:15:12 PM GMT

You are here News Health Child born with HIV cured by US doctors

Child born with HIV cured by US doctors

E-mail Print PDF

HIV virusDoctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented. The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe.

Though medical staff and scientists are unclear why the treatment was effective, the surprise success has raised hopes that the therapy might ultimately help doctors eradicate the virus among newborns.

Doctors did not release the name or sex of the child to protect the patient's identity, but said the infant was born, and lived, in Mississippi state. Details of the case were unveiled on Sunday at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta.

Dr Hannah Gay, who cared for the child at the University of Mississippi medical centre, told the Guardian the case amounted to the first "functional cure" of an HIV-infected child. A patient is functionally cured of HIV when standard tests are negative for the virus, but it is likely that a tiny amount remains in their body.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Lawsuit alleges fake spinal parts used by doctors and hospitals nationwide

fake spinal parts accusationFifteen surgeons and 17 hospitals nationwide along with more than a dozen other people, are accused...

British tobacco companies file objections against packaging restrictions

British tobacco ginats oppose package warningsTwo of the world's biggest tobacco companies are suing the British government for plain packaging regulations...

Feds subpoena records from maker of medical scopes

Feds subpeons records from scope makerThe U.S. Justice Department has issued a subpoena seeking information from Olympus on the manufacturing and...

Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

Tobacco adAmerica's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!