Third HIV patient seemingly recovers

July 8, 2020  13:10

A 36-year-old man HIV patient from Brazil has seemingly recovered.

According to Science, the patient from Sao Paulo went off all HIV treatment in March 2019 and has not had the virus return to his blood.

As Steven Deeks, an HIV/AIDS clinician at the University of California, noted, the patient’s story is "remarkable," however, the success is not definitive enough to tag it a cure.

“Interesting anecdotes have long driven the HIV cure field, and they should be considered largely as hypothesis-generating observations that can simulate new areas of investigation,” Deeks said.

By the way, only two people are known to have been recovered from HIV - Timothy Ray Brown and a man known as the London Patient.

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