A man living in London named Adam Castillejo has reportedly become the second HIV patient to be cured of HIV.
According to a report in the journal The Lancet HIV on Tuesday, March 10, Adam Castillejo was not cured by HIV drugs but by a stem-cell treatment he received for fighting Cancer he was also diagnosed with.
The Venezuelan born was diagnosed with HIV in 2003 and had been on special medication to keep the disease controlled.
Castillejo was diagnosed with deadly cancer known as the advanced Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which forced him to go for a bone marrow transplant in 2016.
Last year, researchers reported that Castillejo had experienced “long-term remission” from the virus after undergoing a special bone-marrow transplant. At that time, Castillejo had been HIV-free for 18 months. Now 12 months later, his doctors are more sure that his case does indeed represent a cure.
“It is important to note that this curative treatment is high-risk and only used as a last resort for patients with HIV who also have life-threatening haematological malignancies.
“Therefore, this is not a treatment that would be offered widely to patients with HIV who are on successful anti-retroviral treatment.”
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