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Tommy Morrison boxer HIV negative?
Apr 29, 2007

read an article concerning tommy morrison, a pro boxer who tested positive for hiv back in the mid 90s. the paper now reports tomy is cleared to box because all testing on him is now negative. Has he been cured? I thought no matter if your vl is undevtable,you still would be pos. if tested

Response from Dr. Pierone

Tommy Morrison retired from boxing in 1995 because of a positive HIV test performed by the Nevada Athletic Commission before a scheduled fight. He re-emerged in 2006 after finding that the 1995 result was a false positive test. It is surprising that he could have gone 10 years before finding out about this false positive result, but sometimes events like this occur. He recently had to submit blood tests for HIV antibody and antigen testing and he was cleared to box so the results were negative.

Here is a link to his biography on Wikpedia.



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