Brazilian study ‘cures’ São Paulo man of HIV

The man in question, known as the São Paulo Patient, has been HIV-negative for 15 months after an intense treatment regimen administered by Unifesp researchers

Brazilian study 'cures' São Paulo man of HIV
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With the frantic rush all over the world to develop treatments, vaccines, or perhaps even a cure for Covid-19, it is perhaps easy to overlook the challenges and breakthroughs in medical research beyond the coronavirus. But one study from the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp) has made huge progress, potentially paving the way for a cure for HIV.

For the best part of a decade, infectious disease specialist Ricardo Sobhie Diaz has centered his efforts on curing the human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV), known for causing AIDS in human carriers. In one Unifesp study, Mr. Diaz and his...

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