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Baby´s cure marks a
milestone in AIDS war

San Francisco Chronicle, by Editorial

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/4/2013 10:55:46 PM

The tantalizing and long-sought dream of an AIDS cure appears to have arrived. The almost unkillable virus, which until now could be suppressed but not eradicated, was snuffed out in a Mississippi infant infected at birth by a mother who tested positive for AIDS. The results come loaded with caveats and conditions and are tied to just one case. But the result is hugely important because 330,000 infections per year occur worldwide at childbirth, when a mother transmits the virus to a newborn. Three years ago, a woman in labor arrived at a rural Mississippi hospital and gave birth.

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Hopefully, baby-steps will lead to more cures in AIDS from this miracle of life.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 3/5/2013 1:13:45 AM     (No. 9208702)

Nowadays, people can live a long time if caught early enough. I remember when AIDs first came on the scene. My dear friend Hans died very quickly. Sad...he was so creative and a wonderful guy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 3/5/2013 1:39:13 AM     (No. 9208715)

I think I read long ago that AIDS has a relationship with leukemia. If researchers learn more about the human immune system from this little baby, this story is miraculous indeed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 3/5/2013 3:14:35 AM     (No. 9208755)

Such wonderful news...

"A little child will lead them"...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/5/2013 3:37:56 AM     (No. 9208772)

I hate to be a cynic about everything today but we´re living in a time where lies are the order of the day on everything.Of course no one will ask the mom if she knowingly had a kid that could be born with AIDS from herself.How do we now the diagnosis wasn´t a false positive.

As far as I know,AIDS is a virus and viruses have different strains.There´s hundreds of strains of the flu viruses that fall through the cracks because it´s impossible to make a shot for every strain,so they use a dartboard method of picking the top 3 strains.

It just wouldn´t surprise me if this cure leads to a springboard for more research money.

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