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Wistar in the TV News: Scripps News story on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 8, 2024

Shining a spotlight on the need for an HIV cure during National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wistar HIV researcher Dr. Luis Montaner spoke about his HIV cure research with Scripps News reporter Adi Guajarda for her National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day segment. The story shines a light on how HIV/AIDS is impacting the health of Black communities at a disproportionate rate. And how this negative effect—combined with stigma, racial discrimination and social determinants—leads to poorer health outcomes. The segment also pointed to hope and included an interview with Adam Castillejo, who is also known as the “London Patient” and is the second person in the world to be cured of HIV/AIDS. Adam became resistant to HIV after receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat Hodgkin’s lymphoma.