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Virologist behind HIV breakthrough now uses his skills in Covid fight

Fresh from his latest accolade, Prof Ravindra Gupta has joined the efforts to curb a new pandemic

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The definition of a pioneer for Prof Ravindra Gupta is someone who has the ability to foresee some of the world’s biggest problems and find solutions.

It was this that drove him into HIV drug-resistance research and to lead the team that cured the “London Patient” of HIV, the second such case in the world.

As a result of his groundbreaking work, the 45-year-old London-based virologist, also a senior faculty at the Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban, was recently named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in the Pioneer category...

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