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'Cured' HIV patient dedicates life to cause
Timothy Ray Brown, now HIV-free for five years, allows body to be studied in search for global cure.
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2012 15:28

Timothy Ray Brown is believed to be the only person to ever be cured of the AIDS-causing virus, HIV.

Once known as the "Berlin Patient", Brown was cured five years ago when doctors attempting to alleviate his leukemia infection used the bone marrow of a donor with a rare gene mutation.

Brown's cells have been HIV-resistant ever since and he has allowed his body to be used for tests.

He believes further research needs to be done to find a cure, and hopes his case will help to find a cure for others.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.

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