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2012-05-25 23:02:48

The International Symposium on HIV & Emerging Infectious Diseases (ISHEID) currently held in Marseilles, France, is focused on a search for an HIV cure. Timothy Ray Brown, the "Berlin Patient" is the main star of it. Marseilles, France (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 HIV infection currently hits 34 millions individuals worldwide. It is therefore a top priority to find a vaccine for those who have not yet been infected and a cure for those who already are. This is the topic of the ISHEID meeting...

2012-05-21 23:00:08

Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin" patient, now lives back in San Francisco. More than 5 years ago he got 2 bone marrow transplants that cured him from HIV. He will share his experience with the German haematologist who cured him in Marseilles this week. Marseilles, France (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 In 2006, Timothy Ray Brown was living in Berlin with HIV infection whend he was also diagnosed with acute leukemia, a fatal condition. But he was treated by Gero Hütter, a genius...

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2011-06-05 09:05:00

Timothy Ray Brown, an HIV-positive American, known as "the Berlin patient," has become an icon for the potential end of a disease that has claimed the lives of countless millions, and has also become a sign of hope for scientists who are trying to end the AIDS pandemic.Remarkable scientific advances since HIV was first discovered 30 years ago this week mean the virus is no longer a death sentence. Thanks to tests that detect HIV early on, new drugs that have been developed that can control...

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2010-12-14 17:35:00

The medical journal Blood reported on Tuesday that doctors believe one man may have been cured of HIV/AIDS after receiving a stem cell transplant in 2007. Timothy Ray Brown, an HIV-positive American living in Germany, had leukemia and was undergoing chemotherapy when he received a stem cell transplant from a donor carrying a rare, inherited gene mutation that seems to make carriers virtually immune to HIV. The transplant appeared to wipe out both diseases, but Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of...