HIV has always been considered an incurable disease. However, the New England Journal of Medicine recently published convincing evidence that doctors have successfully put HIV into remission for a baby girl from Mississippi born with the AIDs virus. Now, news reports about this baby are suggesting her HIV may be cured.
Watch the video above to hear my thoughts on whether this baby’s case really holds promise for an HIV cure, or if there may be something special about this particular baby’s genetics that caused her HIV to go into remission.
– Peter Havens, MD, MS; director of the HIV Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin
When the HIV Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin began in 1992, it was one of the first of its kind in the United States. Today the HIV Program serves more than 900 children statewide.