The International Aids Society( IAS) has announced that the first person to be cured of HIV, Timothy Ray Brown who is also known as the “Berlin Patient” has died after a battle with cancer.
Brown made medical history and became a symbol of hope for the tens of millions of people living with the virus that causes AIDS when he was cured more than a decade ago.
He had been living with a recurrence of leukaemia for several months and received hospice care at his home in Palm Springs, California.
Brown was diagnosed with HIV while he was studying in Berlin in 1995.
A decade later, he was diagnosed with leukaemia, cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.