First man cured of HIV/AIDS dies of most cancers

The primary individual to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, has died of most cancers.

NAN experiences that Brown, recognized, because the “Berlin Affected person”, died on Tuesday after battling with recurrent leukaemia for a number of months.

His dying was disclosed in an announcement issued by Bijan Farnoudi, Communication and Public Affairs Director, Worldwide AIDS Society, IAS, and made accessible to newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan.

“Brown made medical historical past when he grew to become the primary individual to be cured of HIV in 2008, after present process a posh stem cell transplant for lymphoma.

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“For the previous six months, he had been dwelling with a recurrence of the leukaemia that had entered his backbone and mind. He had remained HIV-free.

“On behalf of all its members and the Governing Council, the IAS sends its condolences to Timothy’s associate, his household and associates.

“He was dwelling with HIV and with acute myeloid leukaemia, and acquired a bone marrow transplant in Berlin, Germany, in 2007.

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“Timothy stopped antiretroviral remedy, ART, quickly after the transplant and he remained freed from any detectable virus.

“In different phrases, he was cured. His expertise prompt that HIV would possibly sooner or later be curable.

“We owe Timothy and his physician, Gero Hütter, a substantial amount of gratitude for opening the door for scientists to discover the idea {that a} treatment for HIV is feasible,” the assertion mentioned.

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