First Person Cured of HIV Has Died


Timothy Brown Was a Champion for Keeping an HIV Cure on the Political and Scientific Agenda 

Health Editor’s Note: Mr. Brown, also knows as the “Berlin Patient” was cured of HIV in 2008 after undergoing stem cell transplant for acute leukemia.  Sadly, the recurrence of leukemia has taken his life.

The donor for his stem cell transplant (bone marrow) had a natural resistance to HIV infection because of a mutation in the CCR5 gene, which is a critical protein required by HIV to enter and infect cells. After Mr. Brown remained free of HIV virus, after stopping the antiretroviral therapy (ART) post stem cell transplant, his case opened the door to the possibility of a cure for HIV and this gave rise to HIV cure research….Carol




Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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