Mississippi Baby ‘Cured’ Of HIV Reportedly Did Not Have The Virus


/ March 14, 2013

The Mississippi baby ‘cured’ of HIV two years ago may not have been cured at all.

After running extensive tests on the child, scientists discovered the baby was not born with the virus, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The case presented during an HIV Conference in Atlanta this past March revealed that the child was in danger of being exposed to the HIV virus, since the child’s mother was HIV positive. The child had HIV present in her blood at the time of birth, and was treated extensively for the virus. Nearly two years later, the child was found to be HIV-free – not exactly the same as ‘curing’ HIV.