This panel discussion addresses the impact and hurdles associated with developing a cure for HIV. It features "the London Patient" Adam Castillejo—one of a very small group of individuals who have been “cured” of HIV following stem cell transplantation—as he shares his experience through this unique and challenging process.

This event was hosted at Gladstone Institutes by the HIV Obstruction by Programmed Epigenetics (HOPE) Collaboratory, a multi-disciplinary group of researchers from institutions around the world is trying a completely new strategy for curing HIV.


  • Adam Castillejo, Global Advocate for HIV Cure Research
  • Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UC San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital
  • Kim Koester, PhD, Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at UC San Francisco
  • Luis Gutierrez-Mock, MA, MPH, Pandemic Response Specialist at UC San Francisco
  • Lishomwa Ndhlovu, MD, PhD, Professor of Immunology in Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine

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