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Doctors Claim Second Person In The World Is Cured Of HIV

Mr Adam Castillejo, known in the scientific literature as the London Patient, in London's East End, March 1, 2020.

In case you missed it, according to doctors, a male patient from London has become the second person in the world to be cured of HIV,

Adam Castillejo, who recently revealed his identity to the world, is still free of the virus more than 30 months after stopping anti-retroviral therapy.

He was not cured by the HIV drugs, however, but by a stem-cell treatment he received for a cancer he also had, the Lancet HIV journal reports.

The donors of those stem cells have an uncommon gene that gives them, and now Mr Castillejo, protection against HIV.

In 2011, Timothy Brown, the "Berlin Patient" became the first person reported as cured of HIV, three and half years after having similar treatment.


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