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Report: HIV carrier cured in Gansu
Updated: 2009-08-19 19:43

An HIV-positive man in northwest China's Gansu province has apparently recovered from the disease, a local newspaper reported today.

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Li Jianpin, a farmer in Tianshui, Gansu province was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 2003.

Though experts say current medical treatments are unable to cure people of HIV/AIDS, after taking two packets of a special Chinese medicine each day four years after the diagnosis, Li managed to fight off the disease.

It was not initially clear what medicine Li took, where it came from, or why it worked.

Andrew Stimpson, a Briton, tested negative for HIV fourteen months after an initial test showed a positive result in 2003.