Medical First, Baby Born With H.I.V. Reported Cured

Meritte Dahl

Doctors announced Sunday that a baby born with H.I.V. was cured for the first time, the New York Times reported.

The baby, now two and a half, was treated aggressively with antiretroviral drugs 30 hours after birth, which is not the usual treatment, The Guardian reported.

The New York Times reports this treatment could change how other infants with H.I.V. are treated and could reduce the number of children with the virus once further study is made.

Doctors believe the baby, from Mississippi, needs no H.I.V. medication, has a normal life expectancy and is not believed to be infectious to others, The Guardian reported.

The New York Times reports the first person cured from H.I.V. was Timothy Brown, a middle-aged man from Berlin with leukemia who received a bone-marrow transplant from a donor whose genes were resistant to H.I.V. infection.