This is just awesome.
A baby born with HIV appears to have no dormant copies of the virus anywhere in his or her body. The kid is now 2 1/2.
The mom received no prenatal care and didn’t know she was carrying HIV, missing out on the now-standard preventative treatment.
The doctor seems to have ignored common procedure, bombing the 30-hour-old baby with antiretrovirals before even getting test results back.
(And incidentally, what a freakin’ genius virus, HIV, hanging out dormant in the body, camouflaged from anti-virals like microscopic IEDs. Remember the X-Files‘ theory that viruses, not aliens, would trigger our apocalypse? I buy it.)
The virus is gone from that kid’s body, friends. I have big hopes for this potential treatment. Get ready for a replication sensation, sweeping the nation.