The baby was born to an HIV infected mother in Mississippi. Immediately after birth the child was given massive doses of a cocktail of drugs used to fight the disease.
After the drugs were administered the virus disappeared.
Even several months later and multiple missed treatments the disease still hadn’t come back.
The child is now 2 ½ and still shows no sign of HIV related problems.
The outcome is called a “functional cure.” That means that although the disease still exists in the baby’ system, it doesn’t case any distress or symptoms.
Doctors think it’s the first case of what seems to be a cure for a disease that has killed 25 million people worldwide.
Researchers say they now have to try to replicate the result to see if it works again or of this was an unusual response.