here!) This is the second case in the US of a newborn being "cured" of HIV.
The first case was a child born in Mississippi who is now 2 and a half years old and is described as being "functionally cured" in that the child no longer takes antiretroviral drugs and the virus is no longer actively replicating in cells. The story started the same with this child as well; they were born to an HIV-positive mother and tested positive immediately after birth and were started on full-dose drugs some 30 hours after (Full story here!)
As described in the first news article above, a clinical trial is set to take place with 60 babies who are born infected and will be put on drugs within 48 hours after birth. The trial's success could be shocking to the medical community. It would illustrate that if treatment is started early enough, a cure is indeed possible.