A two-pronged treatment for HIV-infected patients nationwide is going extremely well, according to daily newspaper Politiken. So well, in fact, that eight out of 10 people carrying the virus live relatively normal lives, both at home and at work.
Even Aids, the disease resulting from HIV, is no longer the killer it used to be, thanks to a 'cure and care' treatment, first begun in 1995.
'First we cure the illness the patients develop, then we rebuild their immune systems,' said Dr Niels Obel, chief of medical staff at Odense University Hospital.
Dr Obel said that the combination treatment is a success on par with the discovery of insulin and penicillin.
'If you nowadays become HIV-infected as a 25 year-old, there's no reason to believe you won't see your grandchildren,' said Dr Obel.