It seems the medical community may be making serious progress in the search for a cure to the HIV virus.
A baby girl was delivered at Miller Children's Hospital in Long Beach, CA last summer to a mother with AIDS. According to CNN, doctors gave the baby high doses of antiretroviral drugs -- AZT, 3TC and Nevirapine -- four hours after birth. Eleven days later, the virus was undetectable in her body and remained undetectable nine months later.
Because the baby is still on antiretroviral treatment, it's too soon to tell if the child is actually "cured."
This follows a similar case in Mississippi, where CNN reported just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV was given high doses of the same antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off medication for nearly two years.