The world’s first person to be cured of HIV has died. American Timothy Ray Brown died of leukemia.
“It is with great sadness that I announce that Timothy, after five months of battling leukemia, passed away today alongside his friends and me,” wrote his partner Tim Heffgen.
Timothy Brown was 54 years old. Brown, also known as the “Berlin patient,” was diagnosed with HIV in 1995. In 2007, he underwent a donor bone marrow transplant during cancer treatment. After that, he became immune to HIV.
In 2020, it became known about the second person in the world who was cured of HIV infection-Venezuelan Adam Castillejo.