Wednesday, September 30, 2020

First Person Known to Be Cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, Dies of Cancer at 54

 Timothy Ray Brown, the first patient known to have been cured of an HIV infection, has died from cancer.Brown, 54, died at home in Palm Springs, California, his partner Tim Hoeffgen said, according to the Associated Press.


 Widely known as "the Berlin patient," Brown had leukemia and underwent two risky bone marrow transplants in Berlin in 2007 and 2008, which rid him of the cancer and of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The International AIDS Society confirmed the news, stating that Brown's cancer reoccured, though his HIV remained gone.

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