Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cure for AIDS/HIV?

A San Francisco man who tested positive for HIV in 1995 and had been dealing with the disease while living in Berlin, received a bone marrow transplant in 2007.  That transplant contained stem cells from someone who was apparently immune to the virus.  Today, Timothy Ray Brown, has no trace of HIV in his body anddoctors are calling it a "functional cure."

Everyone is cautious not to celebrate too fast, thee is a lot of research still to be done, but if this continues to hold true it might mean a ray of hope in what is still a fatal disease.

After his transplant, Brown stopped taking all his HIV medications.  The story holds a lot of hope.

1 comment:

resolve said...

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