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Undated handout photo shows Dr. Deborah Persaud, a virologist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Maryland in this image released to Reuters on March 3, 2013. Persaud reported the first case of an infant being cured of HIV infection at a meeting in Atlanta.

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U.S. baby's HIV infection cured through very early treatment

A baby girl in Mississippi who was born with HIV has been cured after very early treatment with standard HIV drugs, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday, in a potentially ground-breaking case that could offer insights on how to eradicate HIV infection in its youngest victims.

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