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‘I’m cured of HIV’: Man who made medical history comes to Vancouver (Dr. Zabrina Brumme, BC-CfE)

An American man who became the first person in history to successfully be cured of HIV spoke to a room full of scientists and patients in Vancouver Wednesday.

Timothy Ray Brown had been HIV-positive for 11 years when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007. He had a stem cell transplant the following year.

Brown was invited to Vancouver by the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Director Dr. Zabrina Brumme said he’s an inspiration.

“Tim represents the hope that one day we’ll have an HIV cure that is accessible broadly and to all.”

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