Friday, November 14, 2008

A Cure for AIDS?

Did a Bone Marrow Transplant Cure a Cancer Patient of AIDS? A 42-year-old man who had both leukemia and AIDS received a bone marrow transplant — a common, late-stage treatment for that type of cancer. His doctor selected a bone marrow donor who had a rare genetic mutation that renders people virtually immune to HIV. The transplant appeared to cure the patient of AIDS. We’re as wary as the next guy of inferring too much from a single case study. Maybe it was a fluke; maybe there were unknown factors at work. But this one is pretty intriguing.

I was quite surprised when I read that there *might* be a Cure for AIDS. After all, its been a long time since you we haven't really learned anything.

It also made me think about the time how everyone always wondered, how come they have a cure for everything else BUT AIDS? Is AIDS some kind of Conspiracy to die off the Gays and Blacks in the USA?

I don't know anyone personally with AIDS, but it is a very serious life threatening disease that can kill your loved ones slowly.

I honestly am still a bit skeptical that this could be true. But still feel good that we still have HOPE.

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