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.

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FlameBaitGod1328d 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.

abc12331328d 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.

thorstein1327d 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.

ABizzel11327d ago

A man was cured around summer of last year as well.

RonyDean1328d ago

Wow that is amazing! Well done!

mcroddi1328d ago

Woah. That's incredible. I believe in science. Always.

SilentNegotiator1328d ago

Now to hope that it lasts, is repeatable, and will help further understanding of how to make a more general treatment.

megamanX21328d ago

it's a kid many have been born from people with hiv and haven't gotten it themselves.

Speed-Racer1328d ago

Did you even read the story?

SilentNegotiator1328d ago

Yes, they tested a drug on an infant without testing to see that it was HIV-positive.


Dasteru1328d ago (Edited 1328d ago )

Some people don't know how to read.

Vames1328d 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.

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