Join Positive Living BC for their next Community Forum
From Positive Living BC’s newsletter:
Presenter: Timothy Ray Brown “My Continued Activism Toward an HIV Cure, with an introduction by Zabrina Brumme, PhD BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS “Timothy Brown: The science behind the world’s first HIV cure.”
Date: Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
This event is expected to sell out and seating is limited! Please RSVP by Fri. August 30
Can’t be there in person? Join our live webinar to participate in this discussion.
Dinner will be provided. This event is FREE to Members of Positive Living BC, people living with HIV and their supporters. Front line service providers are also invited to attend.
Timothy Brown is “The Berlin Patient”, the first person ever known to be cured of HIV infection. He was living with HIV when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
His medical specialist, Dr. Gero Hütter had a cutting-edge idea to treat Timothy’s leukemia by replacing his immune system using a stem cell transplant from someone whose natural immunity is resistent to HIV infection.
The rest is medical history. International Researchers have recognized Timothy as the first documented case of someone who has been cured of HIV.
Through his activism, Timothy advocates for more research leading to a universal cure for HIV that is available to everyone regardless of economic means or background. He donates his time, blood and occasionally bodily tissues to help science advance toward realizing this goal.
The Community Forum Educational Series is presented six times per year at various locations throughout Metro Vancouver.