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Toddler ‘Functionally Cured’ of HIV Infection, according to scientists

Vyralize: Scientists have announced that they have functionally cured a child infected with HIV after being treated with a string of antiretroviral drugs beginning in the first days of the infant’s life. (Culture)

Vyralize  +   999d ago
This is huge!
FlameBaitGod  +   999d ago
I bet you my house and car you wont hear about this in news and they will still say there's no cure. I bet you that group who is founded by investors is gonna be bought by a medicine company and you wont hear of this ever again.
abc1233  +   999d ago
Well there still isn't a cure considering the vast majority of sufferers didn't contract HIV at birth and this isn't really a treatment that can be reliably extended to adults, so don't get your hopes up too much.
thorstein  +   998d ago
Pharmaceautical Companies will be the end of us... I always thought there was a bit TOO much opposition to gene therapy and stem cell research.
ABizzel1  +   998d ago
A man was cured around summer of last year as well.
aesmith1988  +   998d ago
Already was on the news just saw it on abc news
RonyDean  +   999d ago
Wow that is amazing! Well done!
mcroddi  +   999d ago
Woah. That's incredible. I believe in science. Always.
SilentNegotiator  +   999d ago
Now to hope that it lasts, is repeatable, and will help further understanding of how to make a more general treatment.
megamanX2  +   999d ago
it's a kid many have been born from people with hiv and haven't gotten it themselves.
Speed-Racer  +   999d ago
Did you even read the story?
SilentNegotiator  +   999d ago
Yes, they tested a drug on an infant without testing to see that it was HIV-positive.

Dasteru  +   999d ago
Some people don't know how to read.
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TongkatAli  +   998d ago
Hahaha! retard.
Vames  +   998d ago
you're one of those guys who didn't watch Reading Rainbow as a child, right? Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow.
eferreira  +   999d ago
Sad thing is we won't see this take effect because the government would rather make money on slowly keeping someone alive with meds than curing them.
kingPoS  +   999d ago
The future is now.
Deadpool616  +   998d ago
"The baby remained on the prescribed antiretroviral treatment regimen until 18 months of age (January 2012), when treatment was discontinued for reasons that are unclear."

Now that's a mystery. There's no details on why treatment was discontinued. Something must have happened that wasn't recorded.
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tachy0n  +   998d ago
the NWO didnt liked the result, they want to keep killing people through this stupid desease, bastards.
slazer101  +   998d ago
The family stopped giving the meds to the child without telling the doctors.
CYBERHATER  +   998d ago
Oh now that's AWESOME!!!
steve30x  +   998d ago
This is a good start but it probably wont last long. Like the chinese discovered a cure for cancer that actually works but its not very well known and governments rather not it be known because they will lose money.
abc1233  +   998d ago
cure for cancer? link please...
thebudgetgamer  +   998d ago
In your face condoms!

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