Girl 'Cured' of HIV at Birth Now Has Virus, Doctors Say

July 10, 2014 8:39 PM

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Girl 'Cured' of HIV at Birth Now Has Virus, Doctors Say

A girl believed to be “cured” of HIV at birth now has detectable levels of the virus, health officials said today.

The unnamed girl, dubbed the “Mississippi baby” after being born to an HIV-positive mother in 2010 and quickly treated with an intense dose of antiretroviral medication, showed no signs of the virus for roughly four years, according to the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease. But a...

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