A hospital in London is to carry out tests on a British man reported to become the first person to be cured of HIV.

In August 2002, 25-year-old Andrew Stimpson was diagnosed as HIV positive.

However, 14 months later Mr Stimpson, who had not taken any medication for HIV, was found to be clear of the virus.

Mr Stimpson sought compensation for what he thought was an initial error but was told that there was no case to answer because there was no fault with the testing procedure.

Officials have now asked to conduct more tests on him in the hope that his case could benefit others suffering from the disease.