Second Man Cured Of HIV
Provided By - Video Elephant on March 12, 2021
A man from London has become the second person to be cured of HIV, according to doctors.
Adam Castillejo has remained free from the virus for 30 months after he stopped anti-retroviral therapy.
The 40-year-old was cured by a stem-cell treatment he received for cancer, according to the journal 'The Lancet'.
Timothy Brown received a similar treatment back in 2011 and was the first person cured of HIV.
Our findings show that the success of stem-cell transplantation as a cure for HIV, first reported nine years ago in the Berlin patient, can be replicated, Lead Researcher Professor Ravindra Kumar Gupta, Of The University Of Cambridge.
The donors of the stem cells received by Castillejo have an uncommon gene that resists HIV infection.
However, doctors say the therapy will not be a common treatment due to the high-risk factor that comes with it.