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First man to beat AIDS died of Cancer

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France: First man to beat AIDS died of Cancer, Timothy Ray Brown, Also known as the “Berlin Patient”. Timothy has lost his life to cancer after battling it for years.

Timothy was one of very few to be cured and became the First man to beat AIDS a decade ago. Unfortunately, he was living with Leukaemia and received medical assistance at his home in California, USA.

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The IAS President Adeeba Kamarulzaman said while announcing the news of his departure, “On behalf of all its members— the IAS sends its condolences to Timothy’s partner, Tim, and his family and friends. We owe Timothy and his doctor, Gero Hutter, a great deal of gratitude for opening the door for scientists to explore the concept that a cure for HIV is possible.”

Timothy was diagnosed with HIV while his stay in Berlin for study purposes. Ten years later, He was diagnosed with a form of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood, Leukaemia.

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He became the first man ever to be cured of aids during his treatment of Leukaemia. His doctor used a stem cell transplant from a donor who was immune to HIV due to genetic mutation, in a hope that it might cure both diseases. The experiment was a success and Timothy was declared HIV negative two years later.

At first, He remained anonymous but later he came out and revealed his name as he was earlier referred to as “the Berlin Patient”. Later, He became a public figure and gave speeches at many key events.

In one of his speeches in 2012, Timothy Brown said, “I am living proof that there could be a cure for AIDS”.

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