The drug reduced the number of viral particles to zero
HIV-positive 36-year-old man from Sao Paulo in Brazil could become the third person in the world who have recovered from the disease, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Browser.
According to scientists, the treatment with aggressive combination antiretroviral drugs and nicotinamide (vitamin B3) reduced the number of viral particles to zero
After cessation of therapy in March 2019 HIV is no longer observed in the blood of the patient. Also to extremely low levels lower the number of antibodies, indicating the absence of infected cells in the lymph nodes and the intestine.
It is noted that the majority of people taking antiretroviral medications and discontinued the course of treatment, the viral load begins to rise again within a few weeks.
In order to finally confirm the absence of virus, the researchers will conduct a study of the lymph nodes and of intestinal tissue of men.
Previously in the world was confirmed only two cases of complete cure from HIV.
The human immunodeficiency virus is a dangerous incurable viral disease that affects the human immune system.