- Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV Updated: Mar-05-14 5:15 pm
- Gene therapy seems safe, may help control HIV Updated: Mar-05-14 5:13 pm
A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment - in this instance, four hours after birth.
Scientists have modified genes in the blood cells of HIV patients to help them resist the AIDS virus, and say the treatment seems safe and promising. The results give hope that this approach might one day free at least some people from needing medicines to keep HIV under control, a form of cure.