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Stem Cell Transplant 'Cures' HIV Patient
Hypatia
Hmmmm...

[url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/14/hiv-cure-berlin-patient_n_796521.html[/url]

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."


And another article
[url]http://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/12/14/doctors-claim-hiv-positive-man-cured-stem-cell-transplant/[/url]

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Edited by Hypatia on 12/15/2010 01:24
 
Doubting Thomas
This is why stem-cell research needs to be stopped, now. We're interfering with God's plans to strike all those evil gheys down with AIDS if we discover a cure for it. Not to mention all those poor innocent babies that are slaughtered to produce stem cells. [/fundie]
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Bob of QF
Oklahoma's own Abby Smith, an actual AIDS researcher right here in my bass-ackwards state, has her particular take on all this, here:

[url]http://scienceblogs.com/erv/2010/12/bone-marrow_transplants_as_a_c.php[/url]

And it's pretty much as I expected-- a rare, and clumsy approach, not ready for prime time. And not really a cure, in the general meaning of the word. A serendipitous side-effect, is what I'd call it.

Anyway, my opinion doesn't matter: read what Abby had to say, she's literally in the trenches in AIDS research.
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