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It's never happened before this one.
They've apparently cured a baby who was born with -- HIV the virus that causes aids.
And they tell us they made another discovery purely by accident when the mother stopped bringing the baby in for treatments.
The child has been off medication for about a year and the infection is nowhere to be found.
Some experts say they want to see more evidence but -- -- tell us this really could change the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies.
Born with -- HIV and other parts of the world every year.
A diagnosis that used to be a death sentence and can now mean taking medication for the rest of your life.
Trace Gallagher is live for us this evening on this this this seems to have a whole lot to do with timing here Trace.
It does -- because normally -- begin treating babies of HIV at six weeks after birth and then they give them to medications for preventative reasons.
This baby was given through -- drugs as soon as it was born.
The belief is that instead of containing the disease they attacked it and kill -- so now the hope is is to go after HIV before it.
Hi aides inside a child's body listen.
There's nothing extraordinary about this is doesn't require special drug development it really requires.
And he'd -- don't need to -- we don't need to have a test -- to -- and start and then once infection was confirmed.
And -- continued to treat me.
Yet experts say you'll likely see this type of treatment done more around the globe at least as an effort.
Because there are some three million kids in the world -- living with HIV it's an incredible number and the doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson say.
There -- certain that this child had HIV.
Yeah I mean they don't have any blood samples from the child when I was born signal back and -- that's were a lot of skepticism kind of comes in here but the researchers say when this baby was born they tested it twice both were positive and then.
Over the next month they tested three more times again those were positive but then at five months they tested the child again the results were negative.
And have -- main negative.
Even with no medication -- To be authentic about therapy for ten months is much longer that we would've anticipated any child would ever be able.
To go off happy -- -- -- still informs us in terms of treatment strategies for children again if it can be replicated.
We should mention the first -- case of HIV happened to a man in Berlin a middle aged man who was given up bone marrow transplant that's him right there and he got the Merrill from someone who is naturally resistant to HIV and he remains HIV negative.
To this very day shut Trace Gallagher live tonight -- thanks.
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