Cheryl K. Chumley
October 24, 2013
Doctors are touting a medical breakthrough after a girl born with HIV has gone into extended remission, saying that they’ve never seen such a recovery and opening the doors to the question: Have scientists and researchers finally discovered a cure for AIDS?
Critics in the medical field say not so fast — it’s too soon to tell.
But the girl’s recovery is tremendous. In fact, the girl, 3, is now so healthy that doctors had to double check that she had been truly born with the disease — that the tests weren’t positive simply because she was exposed to the virus in her mother’s blood, The Associated Press reported.