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The Reginald &  Dionne Smith Foundation, INC. 

Since its inception on September 13, 2012, the Reginald and Dionne Smith Foundation (RDSF) has been dedicated to eradicating stigma and enhancing HIV awareness, specifically addressing the distinct challenges faced by families across the United States impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and substance use disorders.

SisterLove, INC

SisterLove, the oldest women’s reproductive health and justice organization in the Southeastern U.S., is committed to eradicating the adverse impacts of HIV and reproductive health rights and justice challenges that impact women and their families.


They do this through a multi-pronged approach: education, prevention, support, research, and human rights advocacy both in the U.S. and globally. 

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The London Patient

Adam Castillejo, also known as "The London Patient," is the second person known to have been cured of HIV infection. Castillejo is a British-Venezuelan man who lives in London. He trained as a chef and is now a motivational speaker. He is of mixed Spanish-Dutch European ancestry.


In 2016, he received a bone marrow transplant to treat an aggressive Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The donor carried the CCR5-delta 32 mutation, which confers resistance to HIV infection.


The approach, although effective in his case, was intended to cure his cancer and is not a practical option for the widespread curing of HIV because of the risks involved; still, it is proof of concept in HIV cure research studies.

Juneteenth Cookout

EraseHIV cure research lab partners & Sisterlove, INC Community Action Board Co-hosted a cookout to celebrate the progress we’ve towards finding a cure for HIV that is accessible by those who are the most in need. 

We were so fortunate to be joined by one of the two persons to be cured of HIV, Adam Castillejo, the “London Patient”. 

He shared words of encouragement with our teams and proved to us that curing HIV is not only possible, but that a sense of shared community is necessary to finding a true cure for HIV and HIV stigma.

Reggie and Dionne Smith

CAB Member

The Reginald & Dionne Smith Foundation

Danielle Campbell

CAB Member


Amelia Aldredge

CAB Member


Christina Ramsey

The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA)

Coalition Of Baltimore HIV Providers (volunteer)

David Palm MS

Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication/ Martin
Delaney Collaboratories/ ACTG


Maiava Blackwell

CAB Chair


Adam Castillejo

The London Patient

🎗Ambassador of Hope

Mary Kan, MPH-CBRP

Research Coordinator
ERASE HIV Community Engagement Coordinator CEC


Dr. Lisa Saye

Research Coordinator


Alison Poole White

Program Director.


Dazon Dixon Diallo

Founder and President



Building Lasting Relationships

Working Together With Communities for Change

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