London patient is second person to be “cured” of HIV

A UK man has become the second person in the world to be “cured” of HIV.

The patient was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 and was diagnosed with advance Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2012.

He had been receiving chemotherapy and as part of the process stem cells were implanted into him from a donor who was resistant to HIV.

Since then his cancer and HIV have gone into remission.

Ten years ago an American living in Berlin also conquered the virus following similar treatment.

Professor Ravindra Gupta who was one of the doctors treating the patient said that it impossible to detect HIV in his system.

However, he said that it was too early to say definitely that the patient was completely cured but that he was in remission and was “functionally cured”.