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The Berlin Patient: Cured of HIV with a stem cell transplant, Timothy Brown visits Vancouver (BC Centre for HIV/AIDS)

Timothy Ray Brown chats with Dr. Zabrina Brumme of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. (Photo Credit: NICK PROCAYLO / PNG)
Timothy Ray Brown chats with Dr. Zabrina Brumme of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. (Photo Credit: NICK PROCAYLO / PNG)

An anonymous stem cell donor cured Timothy Ray Brown of both his leukemia and his HIV. For years, experts wondered whether it was a cure or just a temporary remission.

It’s been 11 years. Brown is still HIV and cancer-free.

Brown, 53, is now frequently asked to speak around the world to scientists, people with HIV and everyone else curious about his experience. Once referred to only as the “Berlin Patient,” Brown’s identity is no longer a mystery and at events in Vancouver this week, he is the inspiring guest speaker.

Click here to read the full story in the Vancouver Sun.

Similar story found in CTV News and The Gananoque Reporter.

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