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Vince524
12-15-2010, 03:43 AM
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-12/german-doctors-think-theyve-accidentally-cured-patients-hiv-stem-cell-transplant

A huge story with implications that arenít all immediately clear is emerging in Berlin this week: doctors treating an HIV-infected with leukemia believe they have, in a roundabout way, cured his HIV (http://www.aidsmap.com/page/1577949/) infection via a stem cell transplant containing cells that happened to be impervious to HIV infection. And while the story by no means indicates that a cure for HIV has been discovered, the unexpected finding certainly opens the door to further review and great optimism in a frustrating battle that has now spanned several decades.

If this is true, the implications could be staggering. Imagine if a cure can be found within our lifetime.

Williebee
12-15-2010, 03:45 AM
Yo, Zoombie!! Can I get a hell, yeah! for science?

billythrilly7th
12-15-2010, 03:51 AM
Yo, Zoombie!! Can I get a hell, yeah! for science?

"Neat!"
Zoombie


This would be great of course. But I still ain't buying it.

I'm resigned to the fact that I will be dead before they cure anything.

But damn would I love to be able to bang chicks without worrying about god damn HIV anymore.

This has been around my entire sexual life.

You older folks had it lucky.

Worried about some things of course, but nothing that would kill you.

I want that before I die. And not when I'm 84 and trying to hook up in the old age home.

Now, while I still have some mojo left.

I will keep close watch on this development.

Thank you.

Don
12-15-2010, 03:55 AM
But damn would I love to be able to bang chicks without worrying about god damn HIV anymore.

This has been around my entire sexual life.

It's gonna be a wild decade, the decade they solve this one. ;)

billythrilly7th
12-15-2010, 03:56 AM
It's gonna be a wild decade, the decade they solve this one. ;)

Tell me about it, hip-hop.

It better be soon. I only have a few good years left.

Vince524
12-15-2010, 04:03 AM
Wow, here I was thinking of all of the people out there that have HIV, that live with it everyday and how wonderful it would be for them to no longer have that hanging over their heads. I thought about children infected since birth, who have grown up knowing no other reality. I imagined a world in which at least one of the great plagues might be extinguished.

Billy, you thought about hooking up without a condom.

Huh? Alrighty then.

benbradley
12-15-2010, 04:12 AM
Yo, Zoombie!! Can I get a hell, yeah! for science?
You can ALWAYS get a Hell, Yeah! for Science! :D

Bird of Prey
12-15-2010, 04:31 AM
Is Zoombie Vince? Huh? Am I out of the loop here??

billythrilly7th
12-15-2010, 04:40 AM
Wow, here I was thinking of all of the people out there that have HIV, that live with it everyday and how wonderful it would be for them to no longer have that hanging over their heads. I thought about children infected since birth, who have grown up knowing no other reality. I imagined a world in which at least one of the great plagues might be extinguished.

Billy, you thought about hooking up without a condom.

Huh? Alrighty then.

Lol.

Thats not true. I thought of them too. I covered that in the first line.

" this would be great of course."

Then it was time to move on to my own personal desires for HIV free sex.

Everybody wins.

Thank you.

Zoombie
12-15-2010, 04:54 AM
WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

I needed this. I just got back from a class where 50% of the final presentations were about aliens building the great pyramids.

Vince524
12-15-2010, 05:20 AM
Is Zoombie Vince? Huh? Am I out of the loop here??

Think how insulted Zoombie must be.

Vince524
12-15-2010, 05:20 AM
WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

I needed this. I just got back from a class where 50% of the final presentations were about aliens building the great pyramids.

That seems silly to me. I mean, isn't that common sense at this point?

Bird of Prey
12-15-2010, 05:22 AM
Think how insulted Zoombie must be.


I'm sure not, Vince, and as clearly I'm out of the loop, I'll exit. . . .

maggi90w1
12-15-2010, 05:35 AM
This is kinda old.

billythrilly7th
12-15-2010, 05:44 AM
This is kinda old.

So is the Mona Lisa, but a lot of people still seem to be interested in that.

:)

Jcomp
12-15-2010, 06:07 AM
Hell yeah for science! -- the new hit single from my group First Team, coming soon.

Bird of Prey
12-15-2010, 06:09 AM
So is the Mona Lisa, but a lot of people still seem to be interested in that.

:)

Because she's in context, Billy, not some nebulous "screw you because you're outside the appallingly inconsiderate if you don't get us, that's because we're just so fucking great" club. . . .

billythrilly7th
12-15-2010, 06:20 AM
Because she's in context, Billy, not some nebulous "screw you because you're outside the appallingly inconsiderate if you don't get us, that's because we're just so fucking great" club. . . .

What? Her avatar was Mona Lisa.

Bird of Prey
12-15-2010, 06:22 AM
What? Her avatar was Mona Lisa.Oh. Lol!! Well then, I'm going to bed. . . .

billythrilly7th
12-15-2010, 06:27 AM
Oh. Lol!! Well then, I'm going to bed. . . .

Lol.

Night.

Opty
12-15-2010, 10:52 AM
If this turns out to be a reproducible result in other patients that leads to a cure, it will be a historic achievement and remarkable advancement for modern medicine, as well as a tremendous joy for all the worldwide human suffering it could eliminate.

Fingers crossed!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/14/hiv-cure-berlin-patient_n_796521.html

Rose de Guzman
12-15-2010, 10:57 AM
Interesting that they do not mention the source of the stem cells. Does anyone know if they are adult or embryo based?

Opty
12-15-2010, 11:23 AM
Here's the abstract of the journal article:

http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/abstract/blood-2010-09-309591v1

It's not clear to me from reading the abstract (just says that the stem cells were transplants). If someone has access to the full article (online library or journal access), perhaps they could read through it and offer some insights?

billythrilly7th
12-15-2010, 11:26 AM
There's a great thread about this same topic just a few inches down.

Check it out!

;)

Opty
12-15-2010, 11:51 AM
Oops! Dang it. I scanned through the threads first to make sure and I apparently missed that one.

Sorry for the redundant thread!

:\

Vince524
12-15-2010, 06:29 PM
:rant:Opty tried to hijack my thread!!!!!!! Sombody stop him!!! :mob













Just kidding

Cranky
12-15-2010, 06:57 PM
Hang on to your hats, folks, cuz we're gonna merge. :D

ETA: Aaaaaaaaaaand -- we've been assimilated. Carry on, carry on.

Jcomp
12-16-2010, 09:08 PM
I'm sort of astonished that this thread hasn't received more attention. This seems like... just... incredible, incredible news...