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Andrew Stimpson (born 1980 in Largs, Scotland) is a former model, who was once cover boy and centrefold of "Euroboy" magazine. He tested negative for HIV 14 months after an initial test returned a positive result. While there have been anecdotal reports from Africa of people fighting off the virus, Stimpson's case was the first to have been medically tested.
After having contracted the disease from his HIV-positive boyfriend Juan Gomez, Stimpson first stated that he felt "tired, weak and feverish" and had three blood tests at the Victoria Clinic for Sexual Health in West London. In October 2003, Stimpson was offered another test, which came back negative. He claimed he was "baffled" and "convinced there must have been a mistake." He sued the hospital, but two later tests confirmed that both results were correct.
As Stimpson was in the early stages of HIV, he was not taking any medication for the disease, and was only prescribed daily supplements.
While the hospital couldn't confirm if Stimpson has actually been cured of the disease, he has been urged to return for further tests in hope of reproducing the result in others.
- ↑ Kirkham, Sophie (2005-11-13), The Sunday Times, <http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article589783.ece>. Retrieved on 23 September 2007
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