(The Wire) At an AIDS conference in Boston on Wednesday, scientists revealed that an aggressive treatment procedure begun just hours after birth had cleared a newborn of HIV. The announcement marks the second time that such a procedure has eliminated HIV.
Four hours after the child was born in Long Beach, California, doctors started them on aggressive doses of AZT, 3TC and nevirapine. The virus was undetectable after 11 days of treatment. The child is not, technically, cured of the disease, however: