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British man 'cured' of HIV

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British man 'cured' of HIV


He could prove to be a medical miracle. Newspapers in the UK are reporting that 25-year-old Andrew Stimpson has become the first person to be cured of HIV.

He had not taken any medication as he was in the early stages of developing the disease. But after a year of living with HIV he was tested again at hospital and the results came out negative. Baffled doctors are now going to carry out further tests on Stimpson to try to find out how and why he could escape a normally terminal illness that has infected 35 million people worldwide. There have been anecdotal stories from Africa of people curing themselves of HIV but this appears to be the first case where medical tests can provide proof.
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