Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

UNAIDS: 4 of 5 HIV-Infected People in Jamaica Know Status

UNAIDS: 4 of 5 HIV-Infected People in Jamaica Know Status

The findings, conducted in the US, Germany, Canada, Spain and France, were presented at the annual meeting of the International Aids Society in Paris.

There have been two other examples of early, limited treatment leading to outcomes like the one seen in this child, Rizza said, including the case of a baby in MS who received treatment just hours after birth and later went into remission for 27 months.

The child was treated with HIV medications early in life, but has not received anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, according to the researchers, who reported the case today (July 24) at an worldwide AIDS conference in Paris.

"This is the highest recorded cases ever since 1984", the report said. Namely, they offered details on the status of a child born with HIV which, after being treated as an infant, is still in remission even nearly nine years later.

The child, who was not identified, was part of a study known as the Children with HIV Early Antiretroviral Therapy, or CHER, trial, which ran from 2005 to 2011.

Researchers hope by putting HIV-positive babies on treatment as soon as possible‚ some may be able to stop treatment for a period of time.

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A child diagnosed with HIV as a baby has gone into remission, raising hopes for a cure among sufferers, scientists said.

She was in a study sponsored by the agency Fauci heads, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that previously found that early versus delayed treatment helped babies survive.

The report, compiled by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) "Ending AIDS: Progress Towards the 90-90-90 Targets", said the other nine Asia-Pacific countries that had large constituencies of new HIV infections in 2016 are India, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Thailand.

More efforts are needed, but continuing this kind of research and identifying how the child's immune system fought against the virus may even pave the way for the development of a cure on the long term.

The girl, whose identity has been protected, started on medication when she was two months old, and ended the course 40 weeks later, AP reported. The child's immune system, however, is healthy and there is no sign of HIV infection and no symptoms. But a reservoir of virus was found in a few immune cells, although none of it was deemed capable of replicating, they said. She is the third patient in the world to receive the treatment, and her case shows the effectiveness of early HIV treatment as a possible functional cure for the infection. The girl does not have a gene mutation that gives natural resistance to HIV infection, Fauci said, so her remission seems likely due to the early treatment., the Associated Press said.

The girl, born prematurely to an HIV-infected mother in 2010, was put on antiretroviral triple-therapy shortly after birth and stayed on it for 18 months, until her mother abruptly stopped taking her to doctors.

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