Q and A


Can HIV be cured with multivitamins?

Do you believe that Andrew Stimpson was ever diagnosed to have had HIV in 2002 and was treated and took herbs and vitamins then in 2005 he was said to be cured?

I believe and have faith in God. I do not believe the saying that there is no cure. If there were no cure there would be no treatments, I believe that a lot of the people died because at the time there were no treatments, people were in denial so they would not take the treatment or could not afford the treatments.


Thank you for your question.

It is not possible to cure HIV by taking herbs and vitamins. In the case of Andrew Stimpson there are several possible explanations to why he initially tested positive and then tested negative.

The tests Andrew had were antibody tests which look for the bodies immune response to HIV. He did not have a test that looked for the virus itself. It is possible that he was one of the very few people with what we call ‘immune tolerance’. This means his body did not make an immune response to the virus. As a result his tests would have been negative even though he has the virus.

Alternatively, Andrew could have been infected with HIV particles which were malformed and so unable to establish an on-going infection.

Although it is extremely unlikely, Andrew could also have had three false positive tests initially through a faulty batch of test kits which could account for the incorrect results.

There are several explanations for Andrew’s scenario, unfortunately curing HIV is not one of them. However, there is a great deal of very interesting research in the pipeline to look for both a cure and a vaccine. In the meantime, there are treatments available which will give positive people a good quality of life and a near-normal life expectancy.


  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi James,

    You can find out all about different tests used to test for HIV here. The link also gives accuracy for time periods after exposure.

  2. james

    hi plz someone can help me i have been with this women after that my body is always aching i have soar troats and plenty more . i have done 8 hiv tests and it all came out negative.can some 1 tell me how acurate is a blood test

  3. Rebecca McDowall

    Hi Andrew,
    I’m very sorry if your story has been mis-represented here. Please understand that we were replying to a direct question from somebody, and certainly didn’t mean to cause you any offense. If you would like to contact us further about this please do. And if you would like to discuss your case with i-Base we would be happy to do so.

  4. Andrew Stimpson

    I just want to point out that I never once said I had been cured by taking vitamins, all I said in the original story was that it was the only thing I done different. I cant discuss what happened because I am legally still under contract with the newspapers until November this year and clarify what I actually said before everything was twisted and changed by the media..


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