Archive for October, 2015

World’s First Patient Cured Of HIV Remains A Tantalizing Exception To The Rule


The procedure was harrowing, involving multiple rounds of chemotherapy, followed by radiation. He came down with graft vs. host disease and had to have a whole second transplant. But in the end, Timothy Ray Brown became the first person in the world functionally cured of HIV.  The announcement that someone had been cured of this hitherto incurable disease thrilled scientists, patients and activists. Interview of Timothy Ray Brown and Keith Jerome, MD on NPR radio KPLU interview By Gabriel Spitzer…

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