HIV-positive man, identified as "the London patient", is the second known adult worldwide cleared of the HIV virus after a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor. He has been in remission from HIV for 18 months and is no longer taking HIV drugs.
The patient has shown no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months since having the treatment.
The Irish Times
The Washington Post
2015-10-1 The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends everyone diagnosed with HIV immediately receive antiretroviral therapy and recommends preventative treatment for all at "substantial risk" of infection. Previously, the UN health agency had recommended to physicians that the threshold for patient intervention was the presentation of symptoms. Context: HIV-positive, Management of HIV/AIDS
2018-04-18 A Crown Court in England jails Daryll Rowe for life with a minimum of 12 years for deliberately infecting five men with HIV and attempting to infect five more. He is the first person convicted of deliberate HIV transmission in the United Kingdom. Context: HIV-positive
2017-10-10 California’s governor, Jerry Brown, signs a law that lowers the penalty for exposing partners to HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) from a felony to a misdemeanor, which includes those who donate blood without informing the center about their HIV status. Context: HIV-positive
2017-07-24 A girl born with HIV, who was started on HIV drugs when she was 2 months old and stopped 40 weeks later, is virtually-free of the virus even after no further treatment. Context: HIV-positive
2016-10-26 A research team led by an evolutionary biologist at the University of Arizona publishes a paper in "Nature" on the genetic history of HIV proving that Gaëtan Dugas, the Canadian flight attendant who had been identified for years as "Patient Zero" of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S., did not spread the virus to the country. The study indicates that HIV first spread to the U.S. from the Caribbean around 1970. Context: HIV-positive