Meet the London Patient: Adam Castillejo
For all its talk of cells and tissues and viruses, biomedical research is ultimately a people-centered venture. Who benefits is what matters. Leading with that reminder, Rowena Johnston, Ph.D., VP and Director of Research at amfAR, introduced Adam Castillejo, the second person cured of HIV, at the foundation’s latest edition of “Meet the Scientists.”
During the hour-long interview at Deutsche Bank in New York City on October 19, Castillejo described his experience and talked about his desire to be an “Ambassador of Hope,” advocating for people living with HIV and cancer, as well as those who experience mental health issues. His mission includes fighting stigma and strengthening communication between the AIDS community and HIV cure researchers.
Watch the interview below.