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Author:   hey88
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 2:22pm (PST)
Subject:   Doctors may have cured AIDS
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As Huetter — who is a hematologist, not an HIV specialist — prepared to treat the patient's leukemia with a bone marrow transplant, he recalled that some people carry a genetic mutation that seems to make them resistant to HIV infection. If the mutation, called Delta 32, is inherited from both parents, it prevents HIV from attaching itself to cells by blocking CCR5, a receptor that acts as a kind of gateway.
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In about 10-15 years we may have a cure for aids. What do you guys think, is it possible?





Author:   Unholy Pyro 50
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 2:24pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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everyting is possible, it just depends on if we act on it. It would be great if you could cure aids, but in all likly hood it won't happen. I think before we find a cure for aids we should find a cure for cancer.



Author:   Johnny Sasaki
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 2:25pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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Tbh, I have had a cure for years. Cull all of the carriers, and don't have sex with monkeys. Common sense tbh.

I doubt it will happen within that timeframe, but eventually...



Author:   Daedric Prince
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 2:27pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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Hopefully they do find a cure. And you can't really say that "we should find a cure for cancer first" because there are specialists who work on each cure. The research is happening at the same time.



Author:   batistaking
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 2:59pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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oh shit it will probably have killed me by then



Author:   Lone Warrior
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 3:01pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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I don't think it's that unlikely.

In fact, AIDS is much less of a death threat nowadays given the right medication than it used to be.




Author:   Rabsh
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 3:10pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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This is GREEEATT guys

No fear for future then



Author:   kingy
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 3:12pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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This is good news. If Cancer gets a cure, we will be in good shape.



Author:   El Juako
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 3:35pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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thats awesome



Author:   Anubis
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 3:55pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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quote Johnny Sasaki
...and don't have sex with monkeys.
Ah, why not? George is just curious ffs.

I think it'd be great if they cured AIDs. But then again, who knows; Maybe we'll have something worse to deal with in 10-15 years.




Author:   Avalith
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 4:53pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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The key word here is resistant. This means that those with the genetic mutation are less likely to get HIV, but it doesn't guarantee their safety. One thing people seem to forget is that the HIV virus mutates as well to adapt to its environment. It could very easily overcome the resistance provided by Delta 32.



Author:   Naked Snak3
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 5:23pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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I think anything is possible. This would be a wonderful break through in human history. Let us hope it all works out.



Author:   CAPITAL BETA
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 5:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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All well and good, but does anyone so much as try looking to cute the common cold?
But I guess if we do end up curing aids, it will be a medical breakthrough. If they manage to cue cancer, there will be a dramatic decrease in the annual death rate.



Author:   Superfluous
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 5:36pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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Hopefully they can make it into a vaccine and not just a cure, somehow. Now they have to work on cancer more, yay for telemerase studies!



Author:   Chronic Apathy
Date:   Nov 13, 08 at 5:41pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Doctors may have cured AIDS
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It does seem that the publicity AIDs got during the late 90's/early 00's has dropped off quite a bit. As much as it kills me to quote South Park for something serious like this, "It's all about cancer now." Don't get me wrong, this amazing, and I do hope that they can replicate the conditions to evetually find a cure, but this is something the world would have jumped at four years ago, and it's just going to go under the radar.


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