He had been on PrEP for over five years, but was still diagnosed in December while using an "on demand" strategy for taking the drug.
The budget also flies in the face of his pledge to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
Wilson Cruz discusses the resilience of his character, Dr. Hugh Culber — as well as his own.
Use of the drug jumped six-fold from 2012 to 2017, but officials still want more people on PrEP.
But the patient has remained free for just three months after ceasing treatment, making the results hopeful but not a cure.
Don't let the headlines confuse you or Trump convince you that we can cure HIV. That's not how to eradicate the virus.
A man who is known as "the London patient" is the second person ever to be "functionally cured" of the virus.