A 44 -year- old British man may have become the first person in the world to be cured of HIV .
Tests showed the virus had become undetectable in the blood of the previously HIV -positive man, after he was treated with a pioneering new therapy designed to eradicate the virus .
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Researchers have cautioned that it is too early to tell if the treatment has really worked but said the man, a social worker, had made “remarkable progress” .
The patient was the first of 50 people to complete a trial of the ambitious treatment which launches a two-stage “ kick and kill” attack on the virus .
The new therapy is unique in that it tracks down and destroy HIV in every part of the body —including in the dormant cells that evade current treatments .