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Baby born with HIV may be cured

Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

The case was reported earlier, but some doctors were skeptical that the baby was really infected rather than testing positive because of exposure to virus in the mom’s blood.

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