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-- Very promising story in the fight against aids researchers say a baby born in Mississippi.
Appears to have been cured cured the HIV virus it marks only the second documented case in medical history.
So what does it mean for the millions of people suffering from this disease worldwide.
-- Alvarez is senior managing editor of Fox News health dot com and a member of our Fox News medical eighteen.
You're saying we have to treat this report with an abundance of caution while this is an anecdotal report of positive findings but -- told you a couple of things.
Number one the significance that we keep -- and you'll find this an hour on the US.
You know every pregnant women should have an HIV testing -- was when she's ready to deliver the baby.
We should know exactly with the -- because there's a particular mother didn't know didn't know so HIV testing is is really important urine pregnancy because it allows us to treat the mother.
While she still pregnant and of course reduce the chance of transmitting HIV to the newborn.
The second thing is it is important now perhaps to look at.
Do and as specialized tests in newborns especially those ones that are HIV exposed.
Like the one that this this kid had.
And then treat aggressively.
With triple therapy which typically it's not done in pediatric cases.
So triple therapy very early on -- hard and fast.
Early diagnosis to -- should do to make sure that the baby is HIV positive.
Maybe this is the way to go and you know and be a little bit more aggressive early in the game.
Rather than later in the game and that's what this doctor did exactly what they did almost.
Almost by accident or because of some of them circumstance -- they didn't have the right medication in the hospital than they send it to a specialized place where they can give intravenous medication.
You know and the other thing that we still don't know we know for a fact that there are some fields typically individuals.
That are HIV resistance.
You know in other words there are people that have the -- rule the genetic make up that really does not allow the HIV via the virus to duplicate inside themselves.
So we don't know exactly what this genotype of this trial is that.
But for sure is very optimistic and a lot of pediatric infectious disease individuals are very excited -- perhaps by say look early testing right testing.
And maybe triple therapy is a week ago when it comes to aids will take the absolutely -- we can get absolutely Dr.
-- thank you.
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