Last Monday I got news about an article on New York Times (thanks to Davide Mana), it’s about a succesful try to cure HIV infection from a baby. It’s not the answer that everybody would like to get, it’s not a vaccine nor a cure for all the people who are already infected by this virus. But it’s another step on this hard road and this step give us a hope for all the children whose mothers are HIV positive.
Andrew Pollack and Donald G. McNeil Jr did an amazing job (check it out, here), telling a story that could open a breach in the never-ending siege of the HIV castle. As reported in the NYT, United Nations give a figure of roughly 3000,00 children infected every year worldwide. If the therapy explained by Dr. Deborah Persaud could be replicated (it takes no new moleculae nor new medical apparatus) that could set up a real change in many countries.
It’s a matter of money to get this kind of things done worldwide. Money and will.