ICYMI: This coming Thursday the 26th, meet the first person (so far) cured of HIV: Seattle’s own Timothy Ray Brown.
He’ll be at the downtown Seattle Public Library along with the doctor who cured him, Gero Hutter, MD PhD. This is a must-attend for medical students, curious scientists, HIV/AIDS patients and allies, and generally anyone who needs a bit of positivity/silver lining in their lives.
On the fourth floor of the library, both men will offer their stories for a couple of hours. One of the experiments that led to the cure, and the other his personal journey. Moderated questions will be answered, followed by audience Q&A. Known as “The Berlin Patient,” Brown will divulge his story of survival and how it became his passion to create the Cure for AIDS Coalition, newly formed last October. The Coalition is dedicated to finally eradicating the disease, once and for all, the world over.
This event is free to the public, so there’s no excuse for you not to attend, outside of work life. Grab some dinner beforehand, and get a good seat by 6pm. Says the SPL: “This program is hosted in association with the defeatHIV Community Advisory Board, the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW AIDS Clinical Trials Unit.” Isn’t it high time we had a cure?