US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden? Timothy Ray Brown, the first person to be cured of HIV, died today, Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Timothy Ray Brown, who made history as the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, has died from cancer at 54, The Associated Press reports. "I quit taking my medication on the day that I got the transplant, after three months there was no HIV any more in my body," Mr Brown told the BBC in 2012. I love you forever Tim!”, Related: Scientists can’t find any trace of HIV in man potentially “cured” via medication alone. Rest, our good friend, and thank you. Brown himself decided to go public in 2010 and gave interviews about his treatment and recovery. Over recent months, his health has deteriorated and he was moved into a hospice in his home city of Palm Springs. The final result of the presidential election hinges on just a handful of key battleground states. Brown, 54, was believed to be the first person cured of HIV. Register *It's free and easy. Tim committed his life’s work to telling his story about his HIV cure and became an ambassador of hope. Related: FDA gives approval for human trial of potential HIV cure. Hoeffgen announced Brown’s death yesterday via a moving post on Facebook. He was in effect "cured". He loved watching Good Morning America, MSNBC, and politics in general. You helped show the world that there are cures out there! Tim suggested we move there and we agreed. Sadly, after several years of remission, Brown’s cancer returned earlier this year. Tim got involved as a PrEP and U=U activist and was glad more tools were available for HIV prevention. Mutations to CCR5 essentially lock the door and give people resistance to HIV. Timothy Ray Brown, who made history as “the Berlin patient,” the first person known to be cured of HIV infection, has died. There, he was comforted and supported by his partner, Tim Hoeffgen. Timothy Ray Brown did have a choice. The poor man, beat AIDS and leukemia kills him. He was released to hospice care two months ago. He died in his Palm Springs, California, home with his partner, Tim Hoeffgen, and close friends by his side. Tim was really looking forward to Election Day on 11/3/20. I had the pleasure of knowing Timothy Ray Brown, as well as his partner, Tim. We had amazing times with trips to Amsterdam, Berlin, South Africa, Portugal, Spain, and Vancouver. By choosing to strip himself of his privacy, Timothy became the subject of intense interest around the world. When a second man – “London Patient” Adam Castillejo – showed similar results eleven years later after a bone marrow transplant for lymphoma, it demonstrated that Brown’s case was not a one-off. "We owe Timothy and his doctor, Gero Hutter, a great deal of gratitude for opening the door for scientists to explore the concept that a cure for HIV is possible," said Prof Adeeba Kamarulzaman, the IAS president said. US election results: Does Trump or Biden have the easier path to victory? “I met Tim when we were both living in Henderson NV, one day after my birthday, on 3/29/13. What does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? Video. You are a hero, in every sense of the word. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking.