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First man to be cured of HIV dies after leukaemia returns

By Abiodun Ogundairo
02 October 2020   |   12:34 pm
Timothy Ray Brown has passed away after battling leukaemia for five months, his partner said on Facebook. The American was the first known HIV patient to be cured after extensive treatment in Berlin in 2007.

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