OMG! A British man has been cured of HIV?

| Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 16:18
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HIV, AIDS, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, 44-year-old man, British man, sexual intercourse, UK Universities, scientists

OMG! A British man has been cured of HIV?

New Delhi: This can be inspirational and positive for millions in this world who are a victim of one of the most deadly disease. As per reports, a 44-year-old British man has become the first person in the world to be cured of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

As per the findings by some scientists that they shared with The Sunday Times, the virus responsible for the disease is currently undetectable in the man’s blood and if it remains that way it will be the first complete cure of HIV.

Reports also suggest that there is team of scientists or researchers from different UK universities who are carrying out experiments on different people to monitor progress.

Managing Director of the National Institute for Health Research Office for Clinical Research Infrastructur, Mark Samuels said, "We are exploring the real possibility of curing HIV. This is a huge challenge and it’s still early days but the progress has been remarkable.”

In many parts of the world, people suffering from the disease are differentiated in society because the virus responsible for the disease is transmitted through sexual intercourse between a male and female. People get or transmit HIV through sexual behaviours and needle or syringe use.


Also, the virus is transmitted only in certain body fluids from a person who has HIV, those ways are, blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, breast milk.

These body fluids must come into contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the bloodstream (by a needle or syringe) for transmission to occur. Mucous membranes are found inside the rectum, vagina, penis and mouth.

Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Following initial infection, a person may not notice any symptoms or may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness. Typically, this is followed by a prolonged period with no symptoms. As the infection progresses, it interferes more with the immune system, increasing the risk of common infections like tuberculosis, as well as other opportunistic infections, and tumors that rarely affect people who have working immune systems. These late symptoms of infection are referred to as AIDS. This stage is often also associated with weight loss. 


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