Medicine has really shattered my expectations this time. For the first time ever, doctors have managed to cure a two and half year old year from HIV. It was revealed that the child’s mother had originally contracted HIV and still chose to give birth, despite the complications. As fate would have it, Dr. Hannah Gay, HIV specialist from the University of Mississippi, was put in a fix. However, with a brilliant medical team added on board, she chose to deliver the child and cure it. This was revealed to be the first ever case where a functional cure was provided to a HIV+ infant. This thereby means that the child does not show any detectable signs of viral infections and this has led to her being off medication for a year now.
Doctors Cure HIV Infected Infant. Since the mother was an HIV AIDS patient, doctors gauged that the child needed treatment even before she could be diagnosed with the condition. However, Hannah Gay further stated that the child was exposed to a higher than normal risk and the treatment was fast and heavy for a baby with her condition. The child received antiretroviral therapy within just thirty hours of being born and the effects were astounding. The HIV infection had gone into remission! This therapy was expected to continue throughout the child’s life. However, upon ordering further lab tests, it was found that the HIV was undetectable and the child had been functionally cured. I literally refused to believe the speedy HIV cure, since studies have previously shown results contrary to this.
Now, doctors have adjusted their focus towards ensuring that mother-to-child transmission of the disease is prevented. Hannah Gay further commented that there were foolproof prevention methods present already in order to stop this from happening. The little girl not only paved her way into the light, but also opened ways for many other HIV infected children. I sincerely hope these medical advancements continue to take me and the rest of the world by surprise.