HIV re-emerges in "cured" Mississippi girl

Jul 10, 2014, 11:10 PM

An American-born child who was thought to have been the first to be cured of HIV as a baby has had the virus detected in her blood once again. The child - from Mississippi - was born to a mother with HIV and was given aggressive treatment in the first two days of her life. Her case had raised hopes of a cure for the quarter of a million babies born with the AIDS virus each year. Doctors said this was a disappointing turn of events. Doctor Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases speaks to Jackie Leonard, presenter of The Newsroom programme: