WLOX Editorial: What a breakthrough!

In 2010, a child was born in Mississippi and through no fault of its own, appeared to be doomed. You see, this newborn was positive for HIV. But the doctors acted quickly and started a drug regimen to stop AIDS. Now for the first time anywhere, that little toddler, considered incurable, is functionally cured of HIV.

What a breakthrough and what an announcement. We have nothing but praise for all who tirelessly work in this field doing all those clinical tests and not giving up on a disease that seemed unbeatable.

Now there is hope that this cure will spread to many other babies.  Babies who will survive and live long, productive, happy lives.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com, or post your comments below.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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