Timothy Ray Brown, first man cured of HIV, has died of cancer – CBS News
Timothy Ray Brown, who made history as the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, has died from cancer at 54, The Associated Press reports. Brown died on Tuesday, his partner Tim Hoeffgen, announced in a social media post.
Brown was known as the “Berlin patient” because he had been living in the German city with both HIV and leukemia when he received the treatment that apparently cured him.
While receiving chemotherapy for his cancer in 2007 and 2008, Brown became so sick he was put …