possible cure for HIV?

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possible cure for HIV?

Postby scorpion » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:44 pm

This is really exciting if it is true. I have no doubt we will see this headline with MS in it instead of HIV in the future! 8)

http://www.hemonctoday.com/article.aspx?rid=78724
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Postby patientx » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:53 pm

I had seen this story, too:

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/15/stem- ... t-of-aids/

One twist though:
Brown's donor was not only a perfect match for his blood and bone marrow type but also happened to have a rare, inherited genetic mutation that makes carriers virtually immune to HIV.
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Postby concerned » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:40 pm

Good news none the less.
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Postby scorpion » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:14 am

patientx wrote:I had seen this story, too:

http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/15/stem- ... t-of-aids/

One twist though:
Brown's donor was not only a perfect match for his blood and bone marrow type but also happened to have a rare, inherited genetic mutation that makes carriers virtually immune to HIV.


Thanks for pointing that out patientx.
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Postby patientx » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:47 am

I agree that it's still a pretty remarkable case.
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Postby scorpion » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:13 am

patientx wrote:I agree that it's still a pretty remarkable case.


It is sad how journalists are so quick to use the word "cure". I think a glimmer of hope would be more appropriate at this point?
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Postby CCSVIhusband » Sat Dec 18, 2010 10:41 am

WOO-HOO ... MIRACLE CURE.

Except this one is actually a "MIRACLE" ... that guy had no way of knowing the donor had a genetic defect that basically makes you immune to HIV.

This is a 1 in several BILLION shot ...

CCSVI seems to have a better rate of success than that!

I'm VERY SKEPTICAL this has any potential future implications. Especially considering the geographical distribution of HIV/AIDS. Africa doesn't have the resources to pay for this kind of research ...
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Postby scorpion » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:43 pm

CCSVIhusband wrote:WOO-HOO ... MIRACLE CURE.

Except this one is actually a "MIRACLE" ... that guy had no way of knowing the donor had a genetic defect that basically makes you immune to HIV.

This is a 1 in several BILLION shot ...

CCSVI seems to have a better rate of success than that!

I'm VERY SKEPTICAL this has any potential future implications. Especially considering the geographical distribution of HIV/AIDS. Africa doesn't have the resources to pay for this kind of research ...


CCSVI seems to have a better rate of success? You mean CCSVI is a treatment???? And here I thought it was a condition. Also when you say Africa do you mean the entire CONTINENT because some of the countries within Africa, such as Egypt, would have the means to pay for further research. I am not sure what point you are trying to make about the geographical distribution of HIV/AIDS. Are you saying because more people are diagnosed in Africa no other country will invest in AIDS research. HUH??? Please stick to trying to amuse people by being the self proclaimed skeptic slayer because when you logically try to make a point it is usually in vein. No pun intended of course.
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