Cure for HIV/AIDS has been finally found as one of the patients in Brazil has been treated from the disease with just drugs and no transplants of operation. It is the biggest breakthrough in the direction of curing HIV and saving the lives of millions of people infected by the deadly virus.
damn bro brazil discovered the cure for HIV pog
— Igor the brazilian guy (@IgorBrazillian) July 8, 2020
While two more HIV patients have been cured of the disease in the past, they had to go through the complicated and painful bone-marrow and stem cell transplant. However, the recent patient from Brazil, also known as ‘Sao Paolo Patient’ has been cured without any of those transplants. The research work from this case could be used to find a permanent cure for HIV and AIDS in the form of drugs and medicines.
Third HIV Patient get Cured of the Disease
The Brazil patient has become the third person in the world to get cured of HIV and it is the biggest breakthrough in the direction till now. The earlier two patients are referred to as the Berlin patient and the London patient who had to go through the risky stem-cell bone marrow transplant that is used to treat cancer.
The 34-year-old Brazilian patient has not been named, it is only revealed that he was diagnosed with HIV in 2012. The patient was given a combination of antiretroviral drugs in the form of maraviroc and dolutegravir so that his body can get rid of the virus. It has been more than 57 weeks now without any HIV treatment and the patient has been tested negative for HIV-antibodies, proving that he has been cured of HIV by using just medicines.
HIV can be Cured with just Drugs in the Future
Ricardo Diaz from the University of Sao Paolo has confirmed that the patient is now free from HIV and the disease inside him has been cured. It is important to note here that the patient is now controlling the virus without any treatment. There are no HIV antibodies inside his body, meaning there are no antigens as he has lost all the virus and has been cured of HIV.
Diaz and his team are currently studying the Sao Paolo patient so that they can find a cure for HIV-AIDS without using any transplants or operation. It could pave a way for the future where HIV can be cured using only drugs and without any stem-cell or bone marrow transplants.