Monday, March 4, 2013

Baby Cured of HIV

Yesterday doctors in Mississippi have reportedly cured an HIV positive baby. This is the second reported case of a cure for HIV, but the first in pediatrics. This is an interesting story in regards to the reading for this week and the "Attention-Issue Cycle". While HIV/AIDS continue to be a prominent issue in science and medicine, especially in developing countries, it seems to fall in and out of general attention of the public. The cycle of heightened and then lessened public attention in the US towards HIV/AIDS is especially fascinating given that it is such a serious health issue, in contrast to environmental policies which could be characterized as a more abstract issue than HIV/AIDS.


Here's a link to the BBC article about the cure: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21651225

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