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German Doctor Cures an HIV Patient

reporter (666905) writes | more than 5 years ago

Medicine 2

reporter writes "HIV is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Until now, HIV has no cure and kills 100% of the victims afflicted with the virus.

Yet, today, a cure has appeared. Dr. Gero Hutter, a brilliant physician in Germany, replaced the bone marrow of an HIV patient with the bone marrow of a donor who has natural immunity to HIV. The new bone marrow in the patient then produced immune-system cells that are immune to HIV. Being unable to hijack any immune cell, the HIV has simply disapeared. The patient has been free of HIV for about 2 years.

Some physicians at UCLA have developed a similar therapy and plan to commercialize it.

Read the full story at the "Wall Street Journal"."

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HIV doesn't kill 100% of its victims (1)

BlueParrot (965239) | more than 5 years ago | (#25693781)

It's possible to live for decades with HIV, meaning that a large number of HIV positive patients die from other causes, including things like accidents, stroke, cancer etc... Sure if you have HIV your life expectancy drops quite a bit, and you are sure to die eventually, just like the rest of us...

Re:HIV doesn't kill 100% of its victims (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25694363)

You're a moron. People live for decades because of expensive drugs. Something the world's poor does not have access to.
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