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Timothy Ray Brown: HIV Cure Cheerleader

NOV 09, 2019 | CONTAGION® EDITORIAL STAFF


Segment Description: At ANAC 2019, Timothy Ray Brown discussed his decision to come forward as the “Berlin Patient”.

Interview transcript: (modified slightly for readability)

Leading up to 2010, after my story broke in the New England Journal of Medicine, and then started becoming an important story, I decided I did not really want to be the “Berlin Patient” anymore. I wanted to have people know me by my name and so and I decided that I couldn't be the only person in the world cured of HIV. I was at that point, I didn't want that anymore. I wanted more people to be cured—I wanted everyone with HIV to be cured. And, and so in order to do that, I had to release my name and my image to the public and, and since then, I've become kind of a cheerleader for HIV cure.
 
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