Willard Mushiwokufa has completed his MBChB in 2011 at the University of Zimbabwe. He went on to graduate at The University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2016, with a Master of Medical Sciences (Anatomy). He is a Government Medial Offi cer and a University Lecturer of Clinical Anatomy soon to start at Midlands State University Faculty of Medicine.
The AIDS pandemic remains a global threat. Ever since the case of the Berlin Patient who was cured aft er a bone marrow transplant, there is intense interest in developing a cure for HIV. A patient tested HIV positive aft er a routine voluntary counselling and testing. Her CD4 cell count was 528 cells/μL. She took a concoction for 12 weeks and her CD4 cell count rose to 1120 cells/μL. Viral load was undetectable, antibody tests were negative but DNA test remained positive aft er 14 weeks. Th e remarkable rise of CD4 cell count, undetectable virus and negative antibody tests without use of anti-retroviral drugs, is a proof of functional cure.