Did you know that the First Person To Be Cured Of HIV Has Died Of Cancer At 54?

Timothy Ray Brown, the initial person to be cured of HIV, passed away Tuesday of cancer. He was 54.

Brown, commonly known as “the Berlin patient,” was cured of HIV whenever he underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2007 to treat leukemia, which he individually had. The donor had a genetic mutation called “CCR-delta 32” that made him resistant to HIV to the point of near resistance. Whenever Brown received the transplant, that someone had handed genetic resistance down to him.

The First Person To Be Cured Of HIV Has Died Of Cancer At 54. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/the-first-person-to-be-cured-of-hiv-has-died-of-cancer-at-54

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