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EPIC WIN OF THE DAY: Baby Born With HIV…IS CURED!

WHAAAAAAAAA!!! This is crazy and apparently TRUE!

A 2-year old baby was born with HIV and was cured. Peep the report from ABC News.

A Mississippi baby born with HIV more than two years ago appears to be the first documented case of a child’s being cured of the virus, according to doctors and scientists.

The unidentified child has now been “functionally cured” and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of the HIV infection. If the child remains healthy, it would mark only the second time in the world’s history that a person has been cured of HIV, which is the virus that causes AIDS.

The landmark case was announced Sunday at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta.

Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore was one of the lead researchers and author of the report, which was released by The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR).

The infant was diagnosed with HIV at birth to a mother who did not receive prenatal care or HIV treatment, Dr. Rowena Johnston, director of amfAR, told ABC News.

The infant was transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center and started on antiretroviral treatment about 30 hours after birth. Doctors took the apparently unusual step of prescribing three aggressive drugs (AZT, 3TC, nevirapine) at once after birth.

Johnston points to the early intervention of the three medications as the difference-maker.

“If one had to make an educational guess, the difference was receiving the treatment dose very soon after birth, earlier than standard of care in the U.S.,” Johnston said.

Initial HIV viral load tests were high and then expectedly decreased in the first month. Viral loads were detectable three times and became undetectable by one month of age.

The baby was on treatment and in care until 12 to 15 months of age, at which point the baby was lost to follow-up after doctors lost contact with the mother and the baby stopped receiving any medication. The baby returned for care at 23 months of age.

Surprisingly, viral loads were still undetectable, despite being off treatment for almost a year.
Johnston said the results were all the more shocking because doctors do not usually recommend stopping treatment at any time in children with HIV from birth.

The results surprised Dr. Hannah Gay, a pediatric HIV specialist at the University of Mississippi, who was treating the child.

“My first thought was to panic. I thought, ‘Oh my goodness, I have been treating a child who is not actually infected,'” she said.

A battery of “highly sensitive” tests confirmed the absence of HIV, according to a news release.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, with the National Institutes of Health, cautions that more studies are needed before calling the results a breakthrough.

“You have to be careful because this is just a single case and although the data looked pretty convincing that you got to be careful that this may not be broadly applicable to other situations,” Fauci told ABC News Radio.
In Mississippi, Gay gives the child a check-up every few months. “I just check for the virus and keep praying that it stays gone,” she told The Associated Press.

The mother’s HIV is being controlled with medication and she is “quite excited for her child,” Gay added.
The only other documented case of an HIV cure to date remains that of Timothy Brown, the so-called “Berlin patient.”

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  • johnblacksad

    aight fellaz & fellettes… keep your composure… it doesn’t mean green light to toss da rubberz off… wait at least until we hear more from this #IJS

    • Walwyn Morgan

      ^^^^

    • Chris

      Truth.

    • DollasTX

      this was a SPECIAL case (prolly was a WHITE baby lol…) there was also a man that said he was cured of AIDS from PRAYER not any medical treatment about 5 years ago oversea’s somewhere

      BE SAFE = WEAR 2 lol

      • yea i havent seen anything saying the baby or parents race so not sure what to make of that

      • DollasTX

        Me either I was just being a sarcastic azzhole … Don’t mind me

    • well i got a magic johnson so im immune sukazzz

      • Choppaliss

        lol i saw what u did there

  • So Magic Johnson was the first?

    • ImaFoolBoy

      Magic was never cured…he still has the HIV virus

      • GregSki86

        Still impressive how long my nigga Magic been livin’ though. If he didn’t beat the virus, his body damn sure been puttin’ up a hell of a fight for decades

      • just_some_bastard #ALCOHOLIC

        he has enough money…..that’s why he has been able to last.

      • ImaFoolBoy

        thats actually not true fam…my father-in law has HIV he has been living with it for 2 years longer than Magic has…and he has no money…if you take good care of yourself you can last…the medications they have now are far more effective than they were 20 yrs ago when Magic first got the disease…but this has absolutely NOTHING to do with how much money you have…my father-in law is on the same medication Magic is on

      • big reason why magic did well , he had resources to afford good doctors & all the medications people had to be on back then …& personal trainers to keep his body strong

      • $$$

      • ImaFoolBoy

        no doubt…even though he hasn’t beat the HIV virus he HAS beat AIDS, at least for now… a lot of people think that you’re supposed to die when you contract the virus but thats not the case…it has to develop into AIDS before it can kill you…and if you take care of yourself along with taking your medication regularly like Magic, you have a good chance of postponing full blown AIDS

  • MadVillain

    big deal, lol the gov working on a new disease now anyway…

  • pockets_hot_from_pepperoni

    not buying it. Must be because they’re doing so well with the cancer business.
    How many years now has breast cancer awareness month scam been around ?
    27 years. don’t buy into the hype just like everything else they control it in their favor

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  • ahhh phooey! Dr sebi cured HIV/AIDS/CANCER/DIABETES etc etc etc etc over a decade ago without surgery or a bunch of pills!! you mean this is the “2nd time” its been cured by western medicine, worlds history is a bullshit statement…and the fact that “more studies are needed before calling the results a breakthrough” says it all!

    • DJ7

      You beat me to it, great drop tho…. Not too many folks know about this man but should!!

    • it was stem cell not medicine on the 1st guy cured so thats y they hyping this baby

    • Q.

      Jup. Plus they always pair the antidote with the virus…just in case one of theirs gets infected. Left Eye vowed to give Sebi major pub, then she had that tragic “accident.”

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  • Its a cure for every man made disease…..$$$ talks with prescription

  • Thee_Gooch <—- Twitter

    From the book of Yeezy, Chapter: Graduation, Section: Can’t Tell me Nothing. “You can live through anything if Magic made it…”

  • Abrasive Angel

    Don’t drink the koolaid. Be foolish if you want to.

  • Sice

    So they finally decided to release the cure huh? I wonder what are they up to.

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  • Dr. Hannah Gay was treating the child , ironic…

    The mother’s HIV is being controlled with medication and she is “quite excited for her child,” Gay added.

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