New HIV Signs Emerge in Girl Originally Believed to Be Virus-Free

HIV baby A baby girl who was born with HIV and believed to be cured after early treatment is showing new signs of the disease, doctors say.

HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS.

The Mississippi girl, who is now 4-years-old, was re-tested recently. New test results indicate she is not HIV-free.

According to a report on the BBC website, the girl showed no evidence of HIV infection until she was tested last week. She had not received treatment in 2 years.

When this case broke last year, the media hailed the newborn’s case as a breakthrough in HIV/AIDS therapy. But in reality, the viral load was simply too low to be detected in the baby’s bloodstream.

From BBC.com:

The news represents a setback for hopes that very early treatment of drugs may reverse permanent infection.

Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told US media the new results were “obviously disappointing” and had possible implications on an upcoming federal HIV study.

“We’re going to take a good hard look at the study and see if it needs any modifications,” he said.

The child, nicknamed the “Mississippi baby”, did not receive any pre-natal HIV care prior to birth.

Because of a greater risk of infection, she was started on a powerful HIV treatment just hours after labour.

She continued to receive treatment until 18 months old, when doctors could not locate her. When she returned 10 months later, no sign of infection was evident though her mother had not given her HIV medication in the interim.

Repeated tests showed no detectable HIV virus until last week. Doctors do not yet know why the virus re-emerged.

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    64 Responses to “New HIV Signs Emerge in Girl Originally Believed to Be Virus-Free”

    1. 1

      :(

      Shoulda known it was too good to be true.

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      sorry to hear that. :(

      do yall know that girl they said was brain dead last year is still alive? :eek: sometimes doctors really just dont know.

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      Crickett says:

      Her mother wasn’t giving her the meds to keep her status under control. Once you have it, it’s there- maybe dormant, but it’s hiding somewhere in her cells somewhere.

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      JuanHustle says:

      That’s gonna haunt the mother who took the child off the drugs. She should’ve kept that regime going.

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      VDot says:

      :( Poor Baby

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      VDot says:

      Was the mama on drugs? Not trying to be funny…

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      Fugg they mean they couldn’t locate her?! :blink:

      Maybe they should have kept her baby to monitor and do studies on… DJM :eek:
      This was supposedly the first of this kind, no? :thinking:

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      libra80sbaby says:

      Lookin…who is that Andre drankin azz nigga in yo gravi??! :hurl:

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      User, is she still hooked up to machines?

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      Just Looking says:

      Repeated tests showed no detectable HIV virus until last week. Doctors do not yet know why the virus re-emerged.
      +++++++++++++++++
      Never finished Medical school, but this is about the dumbest MOFO Shiat I have every hear of.

      I’m about to loose my cool

      Her mama stopped give her the got damn medicine

      *SLAMS LAPTOP AND KEYBOARD INTO ZILLON PIECES> I am pissed, at the dumb ass medical professional. Who talkn bout they don’t know what happened.

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      Just Looking says:

      @Libra – You must have met Andre before….

      He is a King, waiting to fill all your “fantizies” A glass of what you desire awaits. Go ahead and say hello.

      Look at his robe, below waist.

      :kona:

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      Doesn’t Talk To Strangers says:

      User, is she still hooked up to machines?
      ______________________________

      iono. last I saw she was at home with a nurse or something. I saw it on Blackdoctor dot org. the mother had released a brief statement but not a lot of details :shrugs:

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      libra80sbaby says:

      :lol: Nigga got a bolla of Andre like it’s Ace of Spades

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      Momma I made it!!! says:

      do yall know that girl they said was brain dead last year is still alive?

      ————————————-

      I wanna know too???

      but Im going home :steer: Have a goodnight everyone :bye:

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      sassyshe says:

      Really sad this mother allowed her child to be born with the virus and will live the rest of her life, hate parents like this. If you know that you was not going to give her treatment while pregnant at least ensure that she followed the regimen that was given to her. Ish like this was what made me quit as a HIV case manager

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      Afiya says:

      AWWW, po baby :cry:

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      SummerBaby says:

      Repeated tests showed no detectable HIV virus until last week. Doctors do not yet know why the virus re-emerged.
      ——————
      So basically they used this baby as a guinea pig.

    21. 21

      :rolleyes:

      they not loyal… i’m steady downstairs ‘hyena’ laughing with myself :facepalm:

      on topic: i hope this baby is given another chance to be this disease… i won’t say nothing bout the mama (cause her survival prob gon depend heavily on her dumb arse) :pray:

    22. 22

      TAKEN’S THOUGHTS :thinking:
      1st entry :typing: I wonder if Indians got angry when Nikko told Mimi he loves how she turns up when that RED DOT comes on? Since some of them wear RED DOTS .. Or are named RED DOT. Where is the outrage??!! Isn’t this like Redskin? Maybe they don’t watch LHHATL :shrugs: I bet they watch porn though …… :then they would be RED THOTS :kona:

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      DTTS:

      She still has hope.

      The mother of Jahi McMath, who three months ago was declared medically brain dead, said Thursday that her child has shown signs of life.

      McMath has shown a marketed spike in energy — moving in bed, turning her neck and bending at the waist while she continues to recover at an undisclosed facility, mom Nailah Winkfield said Thursday.

      “She’s still asleep,” Winkfield told NBC Bay Area. “I don’t use the word ‘brain dead’ for my daughter. I’m just waiting and faithful that she will have a recovery.”

    25. 25

      Dumb mother messed up because they may have been able to do research on that baby’s body or blood and possibly help others…

      GOD bless the child…

    26. 26

      RED THOTS
      __________________

      get! :chase:

    27. 27

      User
      I believe in Miracles!!!! :yes:

      THAT would be a Testimony for all to see!!!

      :pray:

    28. 28

      :rollseyes: She just talmbout them red thangs from her THIGHS rubbing together and whatnot :eek:

      :hahaha:

    29. 29

      Where our Drs on here or SR we got medical questions :waiting:

    30. 30

      :duel: Thing! Yeen want none? I wanted to tussle :(

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      :stop: NOT to be confused with Tanglin :nono:
      :rofl:

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      Just Looking says:

      @Summer – Don’t look at that way.

      Her Mama – Who has a bag of rock for her brain, was the guinea pig. When she did take care of her pocket book.

      They lost track of baby, cause the mother didn’t go to doctors appointment, just like she didn’t get prenatal. backwards ass

      When children have special needs or terminal diagnosis they have worker or nurse that calls or go by home to check in.

      1. You have to have a perm address
      2. So type of communication. i.e mobile device or home phone
      3. See number 1

      SAD

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      SummerBaby says:

      Repeated tests showed no detectable HIV virus until last week. Doctors do not yet know why the virus re-emerged.
      ——————
      So basically they used this baby as a guinea pig.
      ______________________________

      maybe she and/or the daddy probably got tired of them poking and prodding on the baby. :no:

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      TAKEN’S THOUGHTS :think:
      ________________________________

      why though?! :hahaha: :hahaha: she all off-topic, thinking out loud, and fonting that stupid ish like she bout to say something really profound! :mad: GEAUX! NOW! :rofl: :rofl:
      (anyway, Mariah said the Blackadeshi sect not gon be mad) :kona:

    35. 35

      :nite:
      Going to leave while I am still smiling.

    36. 36

      :nono: i don’t tussle nor tangle wit womens (not that there’s anything wrong with that) :tea:

    37. 37

      Thing :blink::
      I just seen downstairs and ummmm how far UP they going? :huh:

      Lemme find out you getting the red light special! :nino:
      :hahaha:

    38. 38

      :thinking: They usually go up to my knees.

      Did you get a shiver or goosebumps? :kona:

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      SummerBaby says:

      @Just Looking
      I agree the mother most def dropped the ball, but sometimes I’m also a conspiracy theorist :rofl:

    40. 40

      A good Tussle never hurt nobody! :wail: #lies :rofl:

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      OpinionHated says:

      SummerBaby says:

      Repeated tests showed no detectable HIV virus until last week. Doctors do not yet know why the virus re-emerged.
      ——————
      So basically they used this baby as a guinea pig.
      —————————-
      We’re all government guinea pigs, for their cars (GM recalling cars), their pills (all those pills they show on tv for every symptom known to man that in 10 years we’ll find out cause cancer), the food (mad cow anyone…)…

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      They need to guinea pig some of these losers out here and find some cures and ish :tea: djm

    43. 43

      At least milk will be safe to drink agane in about 4-5 yrs when all of the Monsanto cows are dead :tea:

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      i thought up to the knee was ‘sufficient’ but when i was in there Monday “Kevin” went up to and above my knee :think:

      i was relaxed at first: :zzz:
      then i opened one eye: :huh:
      then both eyes opened: :blink:

      i finally just placed a hand on each thigh like :warning: um, okay, that’s good right there “Kevin” :huh:
      i was like, ‘i know jackie chan aint tryna get no mik & cookie on the sly’ :nono:

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      Doesn’t Talk To Strangers says:

      At least milk will be safe to drink agane in about 4-5 yrs when all of the Monsanto cows are dead
      _______________________

      :vomit: cow milk is for calfs, not humans. cows are wondering why our grown human asses still wants to be breastfed and by a cow at that. :huh:

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      At least milk will be safe to drink agane in about 4-5 yrs when all of the Monsanto cows are dead

      ___________________________________

      chile, long as they ain’t already started cloning them :scared:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Awwh, that blows :(

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      i was like, ‘i know jackie chan aint tryna get no mik & cookie on the sly’
      ______________________

      :lol: Kevin trying to be boyfrennnnnn

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      Just Looking says:

      <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      Where our Drs on here or SR we got medical questions :waiting:
      __________________

      STAY CALM THE DR. IS IN. :tea: Dr. Looking Here :tea:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      WOOOOh
      the teenage girl is still here :pray:

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      Kevin trying to be boyfrennnnnn
      ____________________________

      i was like, ‘where! is he going?’ :eek: maybe he was expecting longer legs and didn’t realize he was already above the knee :shrug:

    53. 53
      luVn_liFe... says:

      Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool: says:

      Luvn! did he make the announcement yet? :rofl:
      ~~~~~~
      Girl NO NAN!! they just showed him leavinghis camp in VEGAS, glad I went to get Groceries :pizza:

      WHY 4 come the people in Cleveland are camped out in front of his house all down the street.
      This shyte is ReCOTdayumdikulous!

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      SandraRose
      Please post the pics of these damn fools in front of this mans house waiting for Lebron’s decision , He aint EVEN THERE CRAIG!

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      WHY 4 come the people in Cleveland are camped out in front of his house all down the street.
      ______________________________________

      :lol:

      they out there like, :gossip: brang ‘em out!, brang ‘em out! :woohoo: :cheer: or they out there krip walkin :kona: :kona: :kona:
      :rofl:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :lol:

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      WHY 4 come the people in Cleveland are camped out in front of his house all down the street.
      This shyte is ReCOTdayumdikulous!
      __________________________

      BRUH! Chit is ridiculous. That nigga just LOST in the Finals! :rofl:
      Phucked yall raw in the azz on live tv.

      Ain’t answering your phone calls.

      I mean, this is sounding like an abusive relationship. Bron just phucking over them and they comin back for more. :lol:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Bron just phucking over them and they comin back for more. :lol:
      ~~
      @MAN
      Right
      whats gonna happen if he chooses PHOENIX they are gonna lose their damn MINDS!

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      I mean, this is sounding like an abusive relationship. Bron just phucking over them and they comin back for more.
      _________________________________________

      can’t say dese hoes aint loyal :tea:

    60. 60

      @LUVN
      “Bron just phucking over them and they comin back for more.
      ~~
      @MAN
      Right
      whats gonna happen if he chooses PHOENIX they are gonna lose their damn MINDS!
      __________________

      I’d take his losing azz on the Suns. We would at least make the playoffs before Bron cracked and we lost to some garbage team.
      :coffee:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      i feel LBJ is staying In Miami. . . Him And Wade are together right now and have been in Vegas together all week. NO GabbyJane STILL
      Would they really be hanging out like that if he wasnt going to continue to play with WADE?

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      tintin1979 says:

      is that the baby?

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      :rofl: Thing :rofl:
      Oh my goodness! :hahaha: “Kevin” (really Tran) :ghost: was trying to get frech with you! :hahaha:

      And you talmbout “maybe he expected longer legs” :chase:
      Kevin got :eek: and he was going for it! :lol:

      :ha: :kona:
      :hug:

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