First Man ‘Functionally Cured’ of HIV

Timothy Ray Brown suffered from both leukemia and HIV when he received a bone marrow stem cell transplant in Berlin, Germany in 2007. The transplant came from a man who was immune to HIV, which scientists say about 1 percent of Caucasians are. What happened next has stunned the dozens of scientists who are closely monitoring Brown: His HIV went away. Click on the photo to watch Brown talk about his cure in this CBS video report.

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