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Q: Breakthrough in AIDS treatment...

Early treatment 'cures' second US HIV-positive baby

 

Antiretrovial drugs were reportedly administered to the baby in California just four hours after birth.

The unidentified nine-month-old child is now said to be HIV negative.

  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26460221

5 years 19 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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To cure something, first you must have the dissease. 

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/doctors-longer-hiv-baby-cured/story?id=2067...

 

The baby from Mississippi might not have had the virus at all. Just because the mother is a carrier doesn't mean the baby would be. The risky part for a baby to an infected mother is actually at birth, it is perfectly possible to spend 9½ months in the womb without getting the virus, but the blood and gore during birth is the dangerous part. 

That being said, I hope it would possible to cure, that certainly would mean a lot to millions of children born with the virus, in the developing world. For a country like China, one thing is being able to cure the disease, another is to not stigmatize carriers and make them second rate citizens, to help HIV patients in China, the main challenge is not the lack of a cure, but the lack of tolerance.

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Immune upgrade gives 'HIV shielding'

 

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26451427

 

 

Looks like, they are onto something!

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What's the bloody cost of these new wonder drugs mate? If insurance programs don't cover the costs can people afford to live?

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I can't comment to your post 1492, because there's new future at comment: 'Reply to:______'', however I can't enter your handle in it. 

 

I don't think cost (initially) matter in 'finding cure for HIV'! This is apparently break through. Hopefully, is not as Scan said 'advertising for more Gov. grants', but both articles ABC and BBC talk about 'going into same pocket with the same hand on two different ways'.

 

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Nine-month-old baby may have been cured of HIV, U.S. scientists say

"A 9-month-old baby who was born in California with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS may have been cured as a result of treatments that doctors began just four hours after her birth, medical researchers said on Wednesday.

"The child ... has become HIV-negative," Persaud said, referring to the 9-month-old baby born outside Los Angeles, who is being treated at Miller Children's Hospital. The child's identify was not disclosed.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/05/us-usa-aids-baby-idUSBREA242HU...

 

It looks like baby was HIV positive, before the treatment, they are just not sure if HIV will stay dormant, when they stop administering the drugs!!

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Viruses represent the greatest source of biological diversity on Earth. For small viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), influenza virus, hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), sequencing of partial genomes has been widely used for research, but it also has important clinical applications. One of the main reasons and applications to sequence viruses is the detection of drug resistance. 

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https://www.cd-genomics.com/Genotyping-by-Sequencing-GBS.html

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It always amazes me how HIV was an automatic death sentence 30 years ago and now (assuming an infected individual adheres to an ARV regimen) it has virtually no impact on leading a normal healthy life. The medical breakthroughs in HIV research have been truly astonishing. I hope researches can do the same for other types of viruses and autoimmune disorders. I have RA and I am still being prescribed medication that first came out in 1947.

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