Video – Timothy Ray Brown "The Berlin Patient" The First Man ‘Cured’ of HIV.

Tomothy Ray Brown, an American in his 40s who has been working in Berlin. In 2006, was diagnosed with acute leukemialeukemia AND his HIV, the man’s doctor — Dr. Gero Hütter — a stem cell transplant from aereceived bone marrow from a donor who had natural resistance to HIV infection; this was due to a genetic profile which led to the CCR5 co-receptor being absent from his cells.

Ever since that transplant, Brown  has had an undetectable viral load even though he hasn’t been on HIV/AIDS treatment since before the transplant. The man has generously allowed scientists to take almost every possible biopsy and test, including the most ultrasensitive HIV tests available, but HIV has not been detected anywhere in his body.

About one percent of Caucasians are immune to HIV. Some researchers think the immunity gene goes back to the Great Plague: people who survived the plague passed their immunity down and their heirs have it today.

I’m personally shocked that his has not been bigger news.. I know that medical “breakthro­ughs” are always to be accepted with skepticism­, but any step towards a possible cure is a huge step, especially after all these years, and so many lives lost

This is AWESOME NEWS and if true a miracle!

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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