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Old 12-14-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default First Patient to Be Cured of HIV!!!!

On the heels of World AIDS Day comes a stunning medical breakthrough: Doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a result of the procedure.
Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin Patient," received the transplant in 2007 as part of a lengthy treatment course for leukemia. His doctors recently published a report in the journal Blood affirming that the results of extensive testing "strongly suggest that cure of HIV infection has been achieved."
Brown's case paves a path for constructing a permanent cure for HIV through genetically-engineered stem cells.
Last week, Time named another AIDS-related discovery to its list of the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2010. Recent studies show that healthy individuals who take antiretrovirals, medicine commonly prescribed for treating HIV, can reduce their risk of contracting the disease by up to 73 percent.
While these developments by no means prove a cure for the virus has been found, they can certainly provide hope for the more than 33 million people living with HIV worldwide. Alongside such findings, global efforts to combat the epidemic have accelerated as of late, with new initiatives emerging in the Philippines and South Africa this week.


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you know what that mean, right?
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:53 PM   #2
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This is why all governments need to approve the use of stem cells for research, cures, etc. Was one of the things i was most impressed that Barrack did straight away.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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On the heels of World AIDS Day comes a stunning medical breakthrough: Doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a result of the procedure.
Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin Patient," received the transplant in 2007 as part of a lengthy treatment course for leukemia. His doctors recently published a report in the journal Blood affirming that the results of extensive testing "strongly suggest that cure of HIV infection has been achieved."
Brown's case paves a path for constructing a permanent cure for HIV through genetically-engineered stem cells.
Last week, Time named another AIDS-related discovery to its list of the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2010. Recent studies show that healthy individuals who take antiretrovirals, medicine commonly prescribed for treating HIV, can reduce their risk of contracting the disease by up to 73 percent.
While these developments by no means prove a cure for the virus has been found, they can certainly provide hope for the more than 33 million people living with HIV worldwide. Alongside such findings, global efforts to combat the epidemic have accelerated as of late, with new initiatives emerging in the Philippines and South Africa this week.


link:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/1..._n_796521.html

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That would be amazing if this can be replicated in other such patients. This man has a new lease on life. Hope he takes advantage of it.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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so science is greater than religion after all?
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:02 PM   #5
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:07 PM   #6
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Magic Johnson was the first person to be cured of HIV.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:09 PM   #7
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Magic Johnson was the first person to be cured of HIV.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:15 PM   #8
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same sh1t i said in my earlier post.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:20 PM   #9
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same sh1t i said in my earlier post.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:42 PM   #10
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Republicans are asking that the patient be uncured.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #11
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I hope people won't be too excited by this news. It is just one patient, folks, ONE. There is still a long way to make sure this stem cell method can be 100% worked and safe.

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Old 12-14-2010, 06:56 PM   #12
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Republicans are asking that the patient be uncured.

Of course, HIV wouldn't be anywhere near the major issue it is if it weren't for homosexuals spreading the virus like wildfire. Liberals have the blood of every single person who's ever died of AIDS on their hands for promoting such an unhealthy lifestyle that puts all of society at risk.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:00 PM   #13
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I hope people won't be too excited by this news. It is just one patient, folks, ONE. There is still a long way to make sure this stem cell method can be 100% worked and safe.

Well it's a helluva lot closer than when HIV first broke onto the sceen. I'm not a scientist but I think we're pretty close to having it beat. They still have some testing to do but atleast we're finally in the ball park.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:11 PM   #14
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so how long before he becomes a zombie ?
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:21 PM   #15
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The worst part of all this 'YAY CURE FOR HIV!' stuff is that the real people suffering that will continue to be suffering for years upon years if not decades behind the developed world is those in Africa and other poverty stricken districts of the world.

As years pass along this topic inches closer and closer to nothing of interest or concern. People are still dying from the beast. Most people don't seem to care anymore. They think it's over and done with.
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