Nine-month-old baby born with HIV cured: US scientists

A 9-month-old baby who was born in California with the HIV virus that leads to AIDS may have been cured as a result of treatments that doctors began just four hours after her birth, medical researchers said on Wednesday.

Relapse of `cured` HIV patients spurs AIDS science on

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more.

Baby`s HIV cure not a fluke: US researchers

A little girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows no sign of infection at age three, suggesting her apparent cure was not a fluke, US researchers said Wednesday.

Long-term study backs early HIV drugs for children

A landmark five-year trial has strengthened evidence that early use of antiretroviral drugs helps children combat the AIDS virus, doctors reported today.

Rapid treatment after HIV infection `functionally cures about one in 10 patients`

Treatment as soon as HIV infection has been identified may be enough to “functionally cure” about a 10th of those diagnosed early, researchers in France have suggested.

Longer breastfeeding with ART could prevent babies from HIV

Infant or maternal prophylaxis [with ART] effectively reduces postnatal HIV transmission and that this protective effect persists until after breastfeeding cessation.

HIV treatment discovery named ‘Breakthrough of the Year’

It’s now clear that ARV treatment can also reduce HIV transmission.