The Cure Report is a project of the Cure for AIDS Coalition, the world's first AIDS Public Benefit Corporation.

Welcome to the Cure for AIDS Report

From the History of AIDS to finding a Cure for All

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We are so excited to welcome you to the Cure Report! My name is Timothy Ray Brown.  The media used to call me “the Berlin Patient” – I am the first person in the world Cured of AIDS. I am Co-Founder of the Cure For AIDS Coalition along with Co-Founder, friend and colleague, Dave Purdy.

Dave Purdy and I made the official announcement of the creation of the Cure For AIDS Coalition on November 4, 2013  during the, What Will It Take to Achieve an AIDS Free Generation conference in San Francisco, California hosted by Cell and The Lancet.

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When Dave and I sat down to discuss how we could best help the effort to find a Cure for AIDS, we felt it was most important that it be a community-based initiative and accessible to everyone around the world.

We wanted to create  global resources and tools to help inform the HIV and AIDS, LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning), medical, scientific, global governments, stakeholders and global citizens of breaking news and advancements surrounding the search for a Cure for AIDS.

It needed to be  informative,  inspirational and completely accurate, after all  spreading false hope is not part of our mission.  After much discussion and soul searching, we are now launching what we are calling, the Cure for AIDS Report or Cure Report. The Cure for AIDS Report is the first major project of the Cure For AIDS Coalition.  We have poured our hearts and our souls into this project, and we are committed to helping end this dreaded disease once and for all!

The Cure For AIDS Coalition seeks to unite, educate, raise awareness and advocate for full funding for a Cure for AIDS. The Cure For AIDS Coalition will be made up of a global network of front-line organizations, corporations, institutions, governments, foundations and individuals all dedicated in the effort of finding a cure for AIDS (HIV).  It will be the first of its kind in the now 34-year history of AIDS. 

But our success is dependent on all of us working together, putting away petty territorial, headline grabbing ego based behavior.  We have to go back to what launched the AIDS movement back in the early 1980’s.  Teamwork with one single goal in mind, ending this dreaded disease that has taken millions of our brothers, sisters and friends and loved ones and has affected so many millions more.

Experts and world leaders share with me all the time that every HIV and AIDS cure-related study, meeting, symposium and expert round table around the world is a direct result of my case and will to survive.  Just over a year ago, Dr, Gero Huettter, the doctor responsible for my cure, told me for the first time that they honestly only gave me about a 5% chance of survival.  Whatever….Lol, math wasn’t my favorite subject anyways!

I love to give researchers and scientists around the world a hard time about how they all know me intimately, as millions of samples and vials of my blood and tissue have been  spread out in laboratories all around the world. If they only knew how many pokes, prodding, surgeries and pain I endured so they could know me intimately, perhaps they would at least offer to buy me dinner.  But it’s all worth it in the spirit of finding a Cure for AIDS, in fact, I would do it all again, except perhaps the colonoscopies and spinal taps.  Those things hurt!

The Cure for AIDS Report and the Cure For AIDS Coalition will now be our main focus as we move forward in the global effort to find a Cure for AIDS. 

I know in my heart and soul that I will not be the only one Cured of AIDS and I am dedicating my life to this journey and expedition. A Cure for AIDS for everyone around the world.

We will not let you down.


Timothy Ray Brown                                      Dave Purdy
Editor, Cure Report                                           Editor, Cure Report
Co-Founder, Cure For AIDS Coalition              Co-Founder, Cure For AIDS Coalition



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For the first time in history, the scientific obstacles to a cure been clearly illuminated.  With a directed, collaborative and aggressive research effort, we believe that these challenges can be overcome if we make the right investments now.

How many people in the world are Cured of HIV?

Perhaps the most important development has been the case of the Berlin Patient (Timothy Ray Brown), the first person to be cured of HIV, which was first reported in 2008. The case provided a proof of principle that a cure was possible. Up until that point, AIDS research was largely a process of discovery. Now, knowing the key scientific questions that need to be answered, we’re moving into a new phase of problem-solving research that is more of a technological challenge.

Will a Cure for AIDS be available for the developing world?

The development of a mainstream cure for AIDS has a strong focus on a cure being available to anyone who is living with HIV, including those in the developing world.

Is it true that Big Pharma is searching for a Cure for HIV?

It’s true.  A number of major pharmaceutical companies are getting involved in the search for a Cure for AIDS. The potential return on the financial investment for whomever is successful in developing a cure for AIDS – is tremendous.

How can I be part of a Global Cure AIDS Clinical Trial?

We have effective treatments today because of clinical trial volunteers. Almost anyone can volunteer for HIV/AIDS research.  You do not need to be ill to be eligible for a clinical trial.  In fact, clinical trials often require relatively healthy volunteers.  And you do not necessarily have to be living with HIV or AIDS.  It really depends on the criteria for the clinical study.  The clinical trial recruiter will be able to give you more information.

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