This case was described by researchers at the International AIDS Conference in Paris.
"In a review of the research, professors Mark Boyd and David Cooper from the universities of Adelaide and New South Wales, commented: "[The] study marks yet another remarkable milestone in the evolution of HIV therapeutics". One example would be Sub-Saharan Africa where many young women aged between 15 and 24 are more susceptible to getting infected with HIV, with a 44 percent higher infection rate than their male peers. Additional PEPFAR-supported studies released in December 2016 for Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe also demonstrate significant progress toward controlling the HIV epidemics in these countries.
Electron micrograph showing HIV particles shown inside a human cell. A French girl born in 1996 was quickly treated for six weeks with a drug meant to stop the infection from taking hold.
A total of 27 injecting drug users was also recorded as transmitting HIV; and three cases of mother-to-child transmission. The girl does not have a gene mutation that gives natural resistance to HIV infection, Fauci said, so her remission seems likely due to the early treatment., the Associated Press said.
Said Swaziland's Okello: "We are just encouraged by these findings because as the government of the Kingdom of Swaziland we are going to build on the successes so that we are able to put in more vigour and increase our response in partnership with our funders". "We have more than doubled the number of people who have started on anti-retroviral treatment, and we have also nearly doubled the number of men who have been circumcised in the country".
A child in South Africa who was born with HIV has been virtually free of the virus for almost nine years now and didn't take anti-HIV drugs for most of that time, according to a new report of the case.
Eight years and nine months later the result is the virus being dormant without her ever having to use any medication.
Early trial data from 309 patients showed jabs every one or even two months worked as well as daily pills - which is how antiretroviral medication is now taken.
The cause of the virus became undetectable later on and treatment was stopped after 40 weeks. They used very sensitive test, and found that a tiny proportion of the child's immune cells contained the virus, but the virus was dormant. Tests at nine and a half years old showed that the girl still has latent HIV.
After that, doctors checked his health regularly as part of a larger study to see whether early ART could "reduce the need for lifelong treatment among newborns infected with HIV".
The child's immune system has been healthy ever since receiving a short course of treatment in early age making him the first reported case of a child controlling their HIV infection without drugs in Africa, CNN reported.