The first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown – known as the “Berlin Patient” – died of cancer, International AIDS Society (IAS) Announced Wednesday.
Brown made medical history and became a symbol of hope for millions of people living with the virus that causes AIDS when he recovered more than a decade ago.
He has been living with a recurrence of leukemia for several months and is receiving hospice care at his home in Palm Springs, California.
IAS President Adeba Kamrulzaman said that on behalf of all its members … Sends condolences to Timothy’s spouse, Tim and his family and friends.
“We are grateful to Timothy and his doctor, Giro Hutter, for opening the door for scientists to explore the possibility of treating HIV.”
While studying in Berlin in 1995, Brown was diagnosed with HIV. Was diagnosed to be. A decade later, he was diagnosed with leukemia, a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.
To treat her leukemia, her doctor at First University of Berlin used a stem cell transplant from a donor who rarely made a genetic mutation that would allow her to contract HIV. Vino resisted, hoping he could eradicate both diseases.
There were two painful, painful and dangerous procedures, but it was a breakthrough: Brown was declared free of two illnesses in 2008, and was initially called a “Berlin patient” at a medical conference to keep his name secret.
Two years later, he decided to break his silence and become a public figure, giving speeches and interviews and starting his own foundation.
“I am living proof that I can cure AIDS,” he told AFP in 2012. It is wonderful to be cured of HIV. “
Ten years after Brown recovered, he contracted HIV. No other patient – known as a “London patient” – was found to have been pardoned 19 months after undergoing the same procedure.
Patient Adam Castilejo is currently HIV free. In August Gust, a California woman reported having signs of HIV despite not using anti-retroviral treatment.
He is believed to be the first person to be treated for HIV without treating dangerous bone marrow.
Sharon Levine, who was elected president of the IAS in Melbourne, Australia, and director of the Doherty Institute, praised Brown as a “champion and advocate” of HIV treatment.
“It is the hope of the scientific community that one day we can honor their heritage through safe, cost-effective and widely accessible strategies for achieving HIV eradication and treating techniques for gene acquisition or boosting the immune system.” “
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