First case of HIV patient in long-term remission after drug therapy
The first case of an HIV-positive patient being in long-term remission after taking an intensified multi-drug cocktail for less than a year has fuelled hopes of a possible cure.
The 34-year-old Brazilian man, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2012, was treated with a base of antiretroviral therapy, additional antiretrovirals and nicotinamide — a form of vitamin B3.
The intensified treatment was halted after 48 weeks.
And 57 weeks later his HIV DNA and HIV antibody tests