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Adam Castillejo is the second person in the world to be cured of HIV.
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Adam Castillejo is the second person in the world to be cured of HIV.

The second person in the world to be cured of HIV publicly revealed his identity for the first time. We are talking about Adam Castillejo, 40, from London, who reportedly recovered from HIV following a stem cell treatment for cancer, according to BBC. Adam joins the Berlin patient who was declared cured of the virus in 2011, three years after undergoing a similar treatment. Adam Castillejo said: "By publicly revealing my identity and my story, I hope to help improve people's understanding of the science and HIV generally. I want to thank all those who have supported me on this journey, particularly my medical team at Hammersmith Hospital without whom I would not be here today." Venezuela-born Castillejo contracted HIV a year after moving to London in 2003. Unfortunately, in 2012 he w...
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