The first person to be cured of HIV in the World, has died after a battle with cancer
Timothy Ray Brown – known as the “Berlin Patient,” made medical history when he was cured of HIV in 2007. He was first diagnosed with HIV while was studying in Berlin in 1995.
A decade later, Brown was diagnosed with leukaemia, a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.
His doctors said the blood cancer had spread to his spine and brain and he had recently been in hospice care in his hometown of Palm Springs, California.
His partner, Tim Hoeffgen, announced Mr. Brown’s death on social media.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that Timothy passed away … this afternoon surrounded by myself and friends, after a five-month battle with leukaemia,” Mr Hoeffgen wrote.
Adeeba Kamarulzaman, the president of the International AIDS Society also said in a statement: “On behalf of all its members… the IAS sends its condolences to Timothy’s partner, Tim, and his family and friends.”