In a discovery that could act as path-breaking in the field of science, doctors have claimed to have cured a baby in the United States against HIV/AIDS.
According to the doctors, this is the second case in the world to be “cured” of HIV completely. The doctors concluded the success following a complete physical examination and a rigorous series of tests of the baby.
The baby was born with HIV in Los Angeles last April. Doctors in California say they followed the Mississippi case to treat the child.
The major breakthrough was announced at an Aids conference in Boston on Wednesday. The experts at the conference said that they had used similar principles in treating the child as had proved so successful in the worldwide medical first declared last year.
The first successful HIV cure case was that of an infant from Mississippi, who is now three-and-a-half years old. Doctors say, the child seemingly free from the HIV virus.
Last year, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have claimed to have developed an AIDS vaccine that can completely clear the traces of HIV viruses from the body.
The HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate that has been developed at Oregon Health & Science University holds the capacity to effectively remove all traces of an AIDS-causing virus from non-human primates, researchers said.