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First man cured of HIV infection, Now has Terminal Cancer

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Image Credit: TOI

Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago. Brown, dubbed “the Berlin patient” because of where he lived at the time, had a transplant from a donor with a rare, natural resistance to the AIDS virus. Brown said his cancer returned last year and has spread widely.