First case of HIV patient in long-term remission after drug therapy

The 'very interesting' case was reported at the AIDS 2020 conference
Reuters Health

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.