The first known person to be cured of HIV has died of cancer

Timothy Ray Brown, known as "the Berlin patient," has died at 54.

(CNN)After a five-month battle with leukemia, the first known person to be cured of HIV has died of cancer, according to the International AIDS Society.

Timothy Ray Brown, also known as "the Berlin patient," was 54.
Brown was considered cured of his HIV infection in 2008. In the year prior, Brown received a bone marrow transplant in Berlin, Germany, to treat a separate disease he had been diagnosed w