Jim Byard's Health Beat
Toddler "Functionally Cure" of HIV


Doctors say a little girl born with HIV is now "functionally cured" of the virus that causes to AIDS. At a medical conference in Atlanta yesterday, doctors outlined the unusually aggressive course of medication they say led to the now two-year-old having only trace amounts of HIV in her bloodstream. The Mississippi-born toddler has been able to keep the virus in check without medication for months. Researchers will see if the same course of treatment will work for other children.

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