A group of scientists from five UK universities are developing an experimental treatment after trials, the virus is now undetectable in the blood of a patient. A 44-year-old social care worker, who preferred to stay unidentified, said: "It would be great if a cure has happened. My last blood test was a couple of weeks ago and there is no detectable virus."
Professor Sarah Fidler, a consultant physician at Imperial College London, said, "This therapy is specifically designed to clear the body of all HIV viruses, including dormant ones," according to the Times. She added, however, that "we are still a long way from any actual therapy."
The patient is the first to be cured among 50 others using the experimental treatment. Results are expected to be published in 2018.
"We will continue with medical tests for the next five years and at the moment we are not recommending stopping ART but in the future depending on the test results we may explore this," Fidler said.