" We have the aspiration of a cure": Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks to AIDS.gov about the Mississippi Baby

Content From: AIDS.govPublished: July 17, 20141 min read


"We have better treatments, we have the aspiration of a cure, and we have prevention, particularly in the form of a vaccine. So the research agenda has a lot of possibilities and we are still striving..."- Dr. Anthony Fauci

Last Friday, July 11, we sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in an important interview about the development of the intricacies of HIV infection and its effect on HIV research efforts moving forward. This interview follows the recent announcement from the National Institutes of Health on the child known as the “Mississippi Baby”- an infant seemingly cured of HIV after treatment had been initiated within hours of birth— that now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of the virus. The more we learn, the more we know.

To learn more about these important developments in HIV:

  • Visit NIAID for more information.

We will continue to pursue the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and to support groundbreaking research that is moving us towards an AIDS free generation.