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Baby who appears cured from HIV raises new hope

Posted by Kristi Palma  March 5, 2013 10:11 AM

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A Mississippi baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to be cured.

Find out details about the baby's aggressive treatment from Dr. Gail Shust, assistant professor of pediatrics and infectious diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in the video above.

Shust also discusses how this incident may impact future treatments.

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