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Timothy Ray Brown, First Person Cured from HIV Dies of Cancer


A ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown, who was known for the first person cured from HIV is now died of Leukemia. Timothy was diagnosed with the cancer 12 years ago but was treated and cured and was in good condition.. But sadly the cancer was spreading again.

2 bone marrow transplants had done to save him from HIV and leukemia. The bone marrow he received came from a donor whose genes carried a rare mutation that made the donor naturally resistant to HIV, known as CCR5-delta 32, which was transferred on to Timothy. Timothy went through a life-threatening process to overcome two deadly diseases. Doctors initially destroyed his immune system and hoped the donor's cells would grow into a new immune system for him.

"We owe Timothy and his doctor, Gero Hütter, a great deal of gratitude for opening the door for scientists to explore the concept that a cure for HIV is possible," the IAS statement said.

Brown was considered cured of his HIV infection in 2008. He was in happy of his survival of HIV, Unfortunately, last year, his cancer reoccurred, became terminal, and finally claimed his life. 

Over two years ago, Adam Castillejo -- previously identified as "the London patient" -- finished HIV antiretroviral therapy, making him the second person ever to be cured of HIV

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