Health
10:37 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Seattle Man Cured Of HIV: Five Years Later, Tired Of Still Being The Only One

Credit Flickr photo/ Lst1984

Scientists are still trying to sort out whether a baby supposedly cured of HIV was truly infected in the first place. Until that's sorted out, the number of people known to have been cured of HIV is exactly one. A man from Seattle, named Timothy Brown. He was cured in Germany and now lives in San Francisco. And even though his cure was confirmed back in 2008, no one else has yet survived the risky treatment he endured. And while he’s happy to have recovered, he says it’s lonely at the top. After all, when you’re the only survivor, there’s no support group you can join.

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