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3/5/13 8:25 P

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I've talked on here before about him and I under the introduce yourself forum. I've tested negative 3x so far with the quickswab test and one blood test. I come on here for support for me, since he hasnt disclosed his diagnosis with anyone outside of myself and his drs. Its hard for me having no one to talk to and lots of other things going on in our marriage. Anyway thak you for your kindness.

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3/5/13 6:23 P

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Sorry to hear that. Please know that it's NOT a death sentence. There's been so much progress over the years and that progress will continue. If you guys need an ear, shoot me an email.

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3/5/13 5:43 P

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My husband was diagnosed in September.

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3/5/13 4:50 P

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Yeah, not a nice name for reputable information, haha. If you see some info from a reputable site, please feel free to post it. We're all in this together. Next month is 23 years since I was diagnosed.

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I am on a group called I f***ing love science, they always post new scientific findings, not fond of their facebook name, but I saw this article and another one on the discovery of a way to prevent HIV patients from developing AIDs. Science is coming a long way.

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Absolutely, it definitely brightened my day.

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I saw this on a facebook group of mine, this is amazing news and I'm so happy for that child. Hopefully they can find a cure for adults. One big step in the right direction to finding a cure for everyone.

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March 4, 2013

Baby Born With HIV Is Functionally Cured

Deborah Persaud, MD, associate professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and lead author of the report
Deborah Persaud, MD, associate professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and lead author of the report.
In a first for HIV medicine, a baby has been functionally cured of HIV after physicians treated the infant with antiretrovirals (ARVs) beginning about 30 hours after the child was born, which is not common, The New York Times reports. Scientists from the Johns Hopkins Center in Baltimore and the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester announced the results of this case study during the opening of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta. Following further research, this medical breakthrough may revolutionize the care of infants born with HIV around the world, as well as lead to new insights about the formation of viral reservoirs that make curing HIV otherwise so difficult. To date, only one other known person in the world, the so-called “Berlin Patient,” has been cured of the virus.

Now 2 years old, the child was born prematurely in rural Mississippi at 35 weeks to an HIV-positive mother who had not received prenatal care or ARVs. The child maintains an undetectable viral load even after remaining off ARVs for 10 months. Due to the high risk of mother-to-child transmission, physicians began the baby on liquid ARV treatment with AZT (zidovudine), Epivir (lamivudine) and Viramune (nevirapine). They confirmed the child's HIV infection on the second day of life with two blood samples that were analyzed through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. Repeat testing confirmed the HIV-positive diagnosis. After one week of life, the infant left the hospital and was kept on a cocktail of AZT (zidovudine), Epivir (lamivudine) and co-formulated Kaletra (lopinavir) with ritonavir, which is the standard treatment for babies born with HIV. While viral load tests initially confirmed the infection, their levels dropped to less than 50 by the child's 29th day of life.

At 18 months of age, the child's ARVs were discontinued for unknown reasons. About half a year later, medical professionals cared for the child again and discovered that the child maintained an undetectable viral load (less than 20) and had no HIV antibodies. After screening the child with a highly sensitive viral RNA and DNA test, the medical team found extremely low viral levels.

“This case suggests that providing antiretroviral therapy within the very first few days of life to infants infected with HIV through their mothers via pregnancy or delivery may prevent HIV from establishing a reservoir, or hiding place, in their bodies and, therefore, achieve a cure for those children,” said Deborah Persaud, MD, associate professor of infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, who presented the findings at CROI.



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