Timothy Ray Brown: 1st ever fully cured HIV/AIDS patient
Timothy Ray Brown, a resident of San Francisco Bay Area, is possibly the first ever person to be fully cured of the incurable HIV-AIDS disease, according to scientific journal Blood. Timothy Ray Brown was tested positive for HIV around 15 years ago when he was around the age of 30. He later found out that he was also diagnosed with Leukemia. When he was still in Germany in 2007, doctors used bone marrow stem cell transplant as a method of curing his Leukemia and neither HIV nor Leukemia has been traced on him since 2008. Watch the video below or read the news article from International Business Times to get the full story!
We Were Here
We Were Here revisits San Francisco a decade later, as its flourishing gay community is hit with an unimaginable disaster.
We Were Here is the first documentary to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the City’s inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, that epidemic.
Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.
Produced and directed by David Weissman
Editor/ co-director Bill Weber
Visit the movies website http://wewereherefilm.com/
Out at the Movies, Winston-Salem, partner with the 13th annual RiverRun International Film Festival in promoting the screening of the 2011 documentary, We Were Here, which takes a reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in early 1980′s San Francisco. It is being screened on Friday, April 15th, 3:30 PM at a/perture cinema, Saturday, April 16th, 12:30 PM at UNCSA’s ACE Theatre Complex, and Sunday, April 17th, 10:00 AM at a/perture cinema. Tickets for We Were Here and all of the other wonderful RiverRun selections can be purchase Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at The Stevens Center box office, by phone 336.721.1945 or at www.riverrunfilm.com. For more information, visit www.riverrunfilm.com.
The April 16th screening will be immediately followed by a Q & A with Dr. Stan Link. He began seeing patients with HIV in 1981 when the first cases were being reported and has been involved ever since.
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