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Dude gets cured of HIV

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Not Magic Johnson, some other dude.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110603/us_yblog_thelookout/first-man-functionally-cured-of-hiv

 

Since HIV was discovered 30 years ago this week, 30 million people have died from the disease, and it continues to spread at the rate of 7,000 people per day globally, the UN says.

 

There's not much good news when it comes to this devastating virus. But that is perhaps why the story of the man scientists call the "Berlin patient" is so remarkable and has generated so much excitement among the HIV advocacy community.

 

Timothy Ray Brown suffered from both leukemia and HIV when he received a bone marrow stem cell transplant in Berlin, Germany in 2007. The transplant came from a man who was immune to HIV, which scientists say about 1 percent of Caucasians are. (According to San Francisco's CBS affiliate, the trait may be passed down from ancestors who became immune to the plague centuries ago. This Wired story says it was more likely passed down from people who became immune to a smallpox-like disease.)

 

 

What happened next has stunned the dozens of scientists who are closely monitoring Brown: His HIV went away.

 

"He has no replicating virus and he isn't taking any medication. And he will now probably never have any problems with HIV," his doctor Gero Huetter told Reuters. Brown now lives in the Bay Area, and suffers from some mild neurological difficulties after the operation. "It makes me very happy," he says of the incredible cure.

 

The development of anti-retroviral drugs in the 1990s was the first sign of hope in the epidemic, transforming the disease from a sudden killer to a more manageable illness that could be lived with for decades. But still, the miraculous cocktail of drugs is expensive, costing $13 billion a year in developing countries alone, according to Reuters. That figure is expected to triple in 20 years--raising the worry that more sick people will not be able to afford treatment.

 

Although Brown's story is remarkable, scientists were quick to point out that bone marrow transplants can be fatal, and there's no way Brown's treatment could be applied to the 33.3 million people around the world living with HIV. The discovery does encourage "cure research," according to Dr. Jay Levy, who co-discovered HIV thirty years ago, something that many people did not even think was possible years ago.

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Oh fuck... the story was originally released 3 days ago.

Old news in ancient.

Even though there's no thread on it in Ch0, so I'm sure this is news to a lot of people on here.

I'll go stick my head in the guillotine now.

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here is it! i knew it could be a thread!!!!!!

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haha no ones scared, just bored. Apparently old divorcees are something you're real excited about... you're pretty much like downmagik when he got a handjob of a tranny in a metalica shirt right now...gay.

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Re: Dude gets cured of AIDS.

 

You done disrespected 12oz folklore, it was a Slayer shirt.

 

Also THIS

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here is it! i knew it could be a thread!!!!!!

 

:lol:

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He're is the first photo of the guy who was cured:

 

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i gotta edit your thread.

 

he was not cured of AIDS, he never got AIDS

he only had HIV.

 

sowwwy

 

also, i really wish ppl would put this shit in crossfire.

idiocy abounds.

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Re: Dude gets cured of AIDS.

 

i gotta edit your thread.

 

he was not cured of AIDS, he never got AIDS

he only had HIV.

 

sowwwy

 

also, i really wish ppl would put this shit in crossfire.

idiocy abounds.

 

Same difference.

The article actually claims that 30 million people die from HIV, so maybe my claiming that he was cured of AIDS balances that out somehow.

 

And Crossfire is for political shit. I don't see how this would fit there.

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Well, you see, it's total idiocy not to put something where one person thinks it should go.

 

That's pretty much why it should go there...hopefully the veil will be lifted off the eyes of the ignorant, stunted masses

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Oh fuck... the story was originally released 3 days ago.

Old news in ancient.

Even though there's no thread on it in Ch0, so I'm sure this is news to a lot of people on here.

I'll go stick my head in the guillotine now.

 

It may have been released on that site 3 days ago, but the original story was released months ago.

There is a thread in here about it somewhere.

This shit might just be an update.

I can tell by the German pixels.

 

NURGA.

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