A second patient has reportedly been cured of HIV-1, according to a case study that was published today. The patient, being called the London patient, is only the second person ever to be in sustained remission. The news comes ten years after the first case of a cured patient who was known as the Berlin patient. Both people were treated with a stem cell transplant from donors who have a rare genetic mutation that is known as CCR5-delta 32 that makes them resistant to HIV.
The patient has reportedly been in remission for 18 months since the treatment and after having stopped taking anti-viral meds.