The cure for HIV has been invented and medically certified, the President of the United States of America Donald Trump has revealed.
In a celebratory tone on Tuesday Trump said, "HIV Is Cured In 2nd Patient, Doctors Report. NY Times, Such great news for so many. Tremendous progress being made."
President Trump has been a proponent of cutting the budget allocated to fighting HIV and directing energies towards finding a cure.
At the 2017, Trump fired all members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), leaving the council empty until two cochairs were named in December 2018.
“HIV Is Cured In 2nd Patient, Doctors Report.” @nytimes Such great news for so many. Tremendous progress being made!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2019
Trump decided not to appoint a director of the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), which means that the United States has been without an AIDS czar for the past two years.
The Guardian Newspaper in UK also reported that a London patient with HIV has become the second person ever to be free of the virus after a bone marrow transplant, raising hopes of a cure for Aids.
More than a decade ago, Timothy Brown, the so-called Berlin patient who later went public, made history as the first person ever to be "cured" of HIV. Like the London patient, he had a bone marrow stem cell transplant to treat cancer.
He and the London patient, who does not want to disclose his identity, both received stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation of the CCR5 gene, making them HIV-resistant. Brown came off the antiretroviral drugs which suppress HIV and has been virus-free ever since. Scientists now consider him cured. The London patient stopped taking the medication 18 months ago and there is no sign of a return of HIV.
African pastors and traditional healers have for many years claimed that they can cure HIV and have paraded patients who claim to have been healed, a statement that has been refuted by medical practitioners.
If the cure is confirmed, it will be a global breakthrough in fighting the deadly virus.