First person cured of HIV dying from blood cancer, says partner

Washington (AFP) – Timothy Ray Brown, the American once known as “the Berlin patient” who in 2008 became the first person to be cured of HIV, is terminally ill with cancer, according to his partner.”Timothy is not dying from HIV, just to be clear,” his partner Tim Hoeffgen told the activist and writer Mark King, who published a blog post on the subject on Tuesday.”HIV has not been found in his bloodstream since he was cured. That’s gone. This is from the leukemia. God, I hate cancer,” added Hoeffgen.King told AFP he had reached the couple by phone last Saturday. Brown, 54, is receiving hospice…

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