View Full Version : OMG!!! First HIV-Positive Man Cured
14th December 2010, 11:36 pm
OMG!!! I was on the twitter an saw that HIV was trending, at first i was like oh god who died but than I saw this.
Stem Cell Transplant Cures HIV In 'Berlin Patient' ([Only registered and activated users can see links])
I know there is lots opposition of out there for stem cell research but this is great news
14th December 2010, 11:47 pm
this is amazing...
the implications of this are so far reaching, it's hard to simply comment. While there is some opposition to stem cell research there will be less argument for the opposition with breakthroughs like this.
14th December 2010, 11:53 pm
If all goes to plan this treatment should cure alot more than just HIV I beleive.
14th December 2010, 11:56 pm
Tweets are rolling in now at about 120 a minute, David Blue and Joe Rogan re-tweeted news is spreading fast :smile:
14th December 2010, 11:57 pm
15th December 2010, 12:03 am
amazing stuff, and you know what, our opposition to stem cell research, (much like the opposition to gay marraige) is based on our nations inability to withdraw with its fixation with religion, but Germany can be just as, if not so more, religiously ruled at times, and if they can do it, so can we!
15th December 2010, 12:10 am
Humans are progressing. Excellent news.
15th December 2010, 12:16 am
Looks like a majorly intensive procedure though, and it still needs independent confirmation. I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but it doesn't look like it's going to be an effective alternative to anti-retroviral therapy.
(Progress is progress though, may lead to better treatments in the future.)
15th December 2010, 12:32 am
Sorry to be alittle cynical.
But what makes them think that the fact this man has been cured of HIV was because the stem cell trasplant.
The transplant took place three years before this story has been reported. Why the long delay?
It doesn't take three years for the blood cells to be replaced does it? Or did he recive regular transplants over the last three years?
But then, i'm no medical scientist. Maybe this is all normal.
As great as this news is.
I have a feeling that this man being "Cured" of HIV, was down to more than just the stem cell transplant(If it had ANYTHING to do with the transplant at all)
Hopefully we will find out exactly what cured it soon. Maybe though a monitored scientific study.
15th December 2010, 07:55 am
I suspect a good part of the delay was the doctors scratching their heads wondering what had gone wrong with the tests that said the patient did not have any HIV in his body.
15th December 2010, 08:33 am
I was just thinking... what is the Pope gonna say about this? Oh boy...
15th December 2010, 08:24 pm
The pope is going to make a phone call to his damm god to send that man to hell because its abnormal lol
15th December 2010, 09:09 pm
Ok, ok, where's the catch???
15th December 2010, 09:22 pm
the catch will be the cost, everyone knows there's no money in a cure the money is in the medicine.
(not sure what that means fully but it sounds good ;)
Mr. Not So Lonely
15th December 2010, 09:54 pm
that is why the FDA will never let the cure into the USA there is cash in the treatment not the cure
16th December 2010, 01:45 am
Waiting for more confirmation.
30th January 2011, 07:15 am
I'm looking forward four generations into the future. If greed doesn't win out and hold back this breakthrough, everything should be sunny.
30th January 2011, 07:39 am
:eek::eek::eek: 3 letters W.O.W
30th January 2011, 08:55 am
I don't want to sound too discouraging but this procedure required the complete shutdown and erasing of the immune system and it was then effectively rebuilt from scratch. That carries a ton of risk in itself.
It is good progress, but this particular treatment as a cure for HIV is not viable at the moment.
Sent from my HTC Desire using Tapatalk
30th January 2011, 09:28 am
This is why I'm for stem-cell research... Can't wait for all the old farts who are against it to be gone so our generation can move forward with this research :/
30th January 2011, 10:34 am
Wow this is amazing news. allthough long term side effects have not been reported yet and thourough testing over a period of time will prove the results. Im excited Its a huge step success and im excited for the final outcome.
30th January 2011, 11:01 am
prevention is still better than cure. so practice safe sex always ..
30th January 2011, 11:33 am
It's probably not a good idea to get your science out of newspapers and it's definately not a good idea to get your science out of Huffpost.
While I really hope they're right on this one Huffpost has been a tireless promoter of various sorts of quackery and so called alternative medicine (if it worked it would be called medicine, right).
Let's see who we've got, looks like a roster of the usual suspects.
Deepak Chopra promoting distant healing, which presumably enables him to relieve you of full-wallet syndrome without leaving home.
We have Jenny McCarthy still promoting her autism nonsense long after Wakefield's study has been thoroughly discredited.
We have Kim Evans claiming that antibiotics promote cancer and claiming that funus is a type of cancer.
And then there's any amount of chiropractic and homeopathic nonsense.
It would please me no end to discover they were right for a change, but I shan't be holding my breath.
30th January 2011, 11:36 am
This is just a single case. This does NOT represent a cure that could be given to other people. At best it points the way to a possible workable cure.