US guidelines  recommend that pregnant women infected with HIV receive drugs during pregnancy, that their baby should be delivered via cesarean section, and be formula-fed.

The mother in this case did not receive any prenatal care or antiretroviral therapy.

Scientific American, a leading authority on science, digs deeper into recent news of an infant born to an HIV-infected mother in Mississippi who was pronounced cured after a rapidly administered course of drugs.

The publication notes that several factors make the child’s case unique, and clinicians warn that we have not discovered a general cure for HIV yet.

However, the medical first may hint at ways to fight the AIDS-causing virus.

Click here to read the story in Scientific American.

[Source: Scientific American]