Hope springs eternal in Berlin

Cancer survivor and filmmaker Edgar Tang tracks down a man cured of HIV by a fluke, writes RACHEL LOI

IT was in the middle of last year, when cancer survivor Edgar Tang first heard about The Berlin Patient. The 38-year-old was driving home one night while listening to the BBC World Service radio station, when a short blurb came on about a man in Berlin who had been cured of HIV.

"It made me wonder if I had just heard a fictional story. He almost seemed like a mythical creature of sorts. So I called my old friend (Dzul Sungit) who lives in Rotterdam, and I said I'm coming to Berlin. I don't know why,...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to