Adam Castillejo
Other namesThe London Patient
Known forSecond person known to have been cured of HIV infection

Adam Castillejo, also known as "The London Patient",[1] is the second person known to have been cured of HIV infection.[2][3]

His body became resistant to HIV infection after receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma. The donor carried the CCR5-Δ32 mutation which gives resistance from HIV infection.[4] He was treated by Professor Ravindra Gupta.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Mandavilli, Apoorva (9 March 2020). "The 'London Patient,' Cured of H.I.V., Reveals His Identity". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  2. ^ Davis, Nicola (9 March 2020). "Second person ever to be cleared of HIV reveals identity". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 9 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Cured of HIV: I want to be an ambassador of hope". BBC News. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  4. ^ Apoorva Mandavilli (4 March 2019). "H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 24 May 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.