According to recent reports, it seems that a patient in London could be the second person in the world to have been cured of HIV. The first patient was cured about 10 years ago and it was sort of accidental as the patient was receiving treatment for cancer, and where he had received a bone marrow transplant, only to discover that it had somehow cured the disease.
However scientists and researchers have been unable to replicate those results, at least until now where the London patient has proven that the results in the first patient was not a fluke and that there is a chance for HIV to be potentially cured. According to Ravindra Gupta, lead author of the study and a professor in University College London’s Division of Infection and Immunity, “By achieving remission in a second patient using a similar approach, we have shown that the Berlin Patient was not an anomaly and that it really was the treatment approaches that eliminated HIV in these two people.”
He also notes that this method might not be suitable for all patients, but hopes that it at the very least offers hope for potentially new treatment strategies.