UN ‘greatly encouraged’ by news of HIV remission case

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General says the ‘Joint United Nations’ Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)’ is “greatly encouraged” by news that a patient is in sustained remission from HIV. Ten years almost to the day since the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being rid of the deadly disease, a man known only as the “London patient” has shown no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months, doctors reported in the journal Nature.