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First man to be cured of HIV dies of cancer

First man to be cured of HIV dies of cancer

The first person to be cured of the deadly HIV, Timothy Ray Brown, has died.

The International Aids Society announced Wednesday that the man popularly referred to as “Berlin Patient” died after a battle with cancer, the

Brown was cited of HIV a decade ago thereby raising hope for the tens of millions of people living with the virus that causes AIDS.

He had been living with a recurrence of leukaemia for several months and received hospice care at his home in Palm Springs, California.

“On behalf of all its members… the IAS sends its condolences to Timothy’s partner, Tim, and his family and friends,” said IAS President Adeeba Kamarulzaman.

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