DOCTORS in Berlin, working with an American patient with HIV and leukaemia, have declared in a peer-reviewed journal they believe they have cured both illnesses.
It would be the first time a HIV patient has been cured. The procedure is creating a buzz among HIV academics in the US.
Experts call the development encouraging, but warn that years of work remain before the treatment could lead to a general therapy against HIV.
''It's as good an outcome as one could hope for.''