Medicine

Young Child Appears to be Cured of HIV

The two-and-a-half-year old girl has been off medication for about a year

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A baby girl in the US born with HIV appears to have been cured after very early treatment with standard drug therapy, doctors say.

The Mississippi child is now two-and-a-half years old and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

More testing needs to be done to see if the treatment—given within hours of birth—would work for others.

If the girl stays healthy, it would be the world's second reported 'cure'.

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