Friday, 8 March 2013
A baby born with HIV in 2010 is thought to have been cured.
Scientists and doctors have spent decades trying to find a remedy for the deadly virus. The huge breakthrough was announced in America earlier this week.
HIV is a virus which makes people more likely to catch dangerous illnesses and diseases. It is a problem in Britain, but causes over a million deaths in Africa every year.
The baby girl’s condition was known very soon after her birth, so doctors could start treating her straight away. Medical experts hope this huge breakthrough will mean that we can help more babies found with HIV in the future. “This is proof that HIV can potentially be curable in infants,” Dr Deborah Persaud said.
The health of the baby will be checked regularly by doctors over the next few months.
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