Hopes rise as second patient is cured of HIV

Second, patient, cured, HIV
Adam Castillejo has been in remission for 30 months 'with no viable virus'.-Adam Castillejo / Facebook

Paris - The patient, who revealed his identity this week as Adam Castillejo, 40, was diagnosed with HIV in 2003.



By AFP

Published: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 9:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 10 Mar 2020, 11:52 PM

A second patient has been cured of HIV after undergoing stem cell transplant treatment, doctors said on Tuesday, after finding no trace of infection 30 months after he stopped traditional treatment.
The so-called 'London Patient', a cancer sufferer originally from Venezuela, made headlines last year when researchers at the University of Cambridge reported they had found no trace of the Aids-causing virus in his blood for 18 months.
The patient, who revealed his identity this week as Adam Castillejo, 40, was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 and had been on medication to keep the disease in check since 2012.


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