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dreday
12-15-2010, 06:32 PM
no miracles. no magic. just good ol' fashioned science.:hump:


Doctors who carried out a stem cell transplant on an HIV-infected man with leukaemia in 2007 say they now believe the man to have been cured of HIV infection as a result of the treatment, which introduced stem cells which happened to be resistant to HIV infection.

The man received bone marrow from a donor who had natural resistance to HIV infection; this was due to a genetic profile which led to the CCR5 co-receptor being absent from his cells. The most common variety of HIV uses CCR5 as its ‘docking station’, attaching to it in order to enter and infect CD4 cells, and people with this mutation are almost completely protected against infection.

The case was first reported at the 2008 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, and Berlin doctors subsequently published a detailed case history in the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2009.

They have now published a follow-up report in the journal Blood, arguing that based on the results of extensive tests, “It is reasonable to conclude that cure of HIV infection has been achieved in this patient.”

link (http://www.aidsmap.com/page/1577949/)

meanwhile in superstitious africa...


Although rises in poverty, violent crime and unemployment are said to have contributed to the escalation in child abuse, the most significant and worrying factor is the widespread myth sweeping the country that having sex with children provides a cure for Aids.

Cati Vawda, the director of the Children's Rights Centre in Durban, said: "There is a belief across South Africa that a virgin will cure a man of HIV or Aids. We have no idea where this idea has come from, but it has been around for a few years and has certainly taken hold."

Kelly Hatfield, of People Opposed to Women Abused , added: "South Africa has reached a new low. This rumour certainly has become a common belief."

Police say at least one of the men who attacked the nine-month-old girl is HIV-positive. The baby has also been tested for the virus and given anti-retroviral drugs as a precaution.

link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/1362134/South-African-men-rape-babies-as-cure-for-Aids.html)


anybody know if magic johnson runs a babysitting side hustle?:d-day:

dreday
12-15-2010, 06:36 PM
and mods move this if you have to.kthx.

Bumpus
12-16-2010, 01:09 AM
Wait a minute ... The cure for AIDS isn't having sex with babies???


Connor has some 'splaining to do. :lol: