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Old 11-12-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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A 42-year-old man who had both leukemia and AIDS received a bone marrow transplant — a common, late-stage treatment for that type of cancer. His doctor selected a bone marrow donor who had a rare genetic mutation that renders people virtually immune to HIV. The transplant appeared to cure the patient of AIDS


Health Blog : Did a Bone Marrow Transplant Cure a Cancer Patient of AIDS?
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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Bjones.....you should have add your informative post to our HIV thread in the Science and Technology forums here on City Data as we are discussing the science behind it and a possible cure someday.

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Old 11-13-2008, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Downtown Greensboro, NC
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This is clearly a MAJOR breakthrough. but they day they finally cure HIV/AIDS is the day people all over will start having unprotected sex.
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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That is an incredibly silly statement. That is like saying that once they find a cure for cancer people will take up smoking, never mind chem, radiation, drug side effects, bone marrow transplants - all those treatments are just so 'easy' . No cure is going to be as simple as popping a pill so the whole process of getting better will not be worth having unprotected sex for the people tat are smart about it now.
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Old 11-13-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: NJ
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A 42-year-old man who had both leukemia and AIDS received a bone marrow transplant — a common, late-stage treatment for that type of cancer. His doctor selected a bone marrow donor who had a rare genetic mutation that renders people virtually immune to HIV. The transplant appeared to cure the patient of AIDS


Health Blog : Did a Bone Marrow Transplant Cure a Cancer Patient of AIDS?
Thanks for posting the link to the story.

Bone marrow transplants are pretty risky.
Our doctor told us that even on a young, healthy person, there was a 1 in 3 chance of survival.

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Perhaps the most important caveat is just how risky bone marrow transplantation is: It’s given to cancer patients after other treatments fail, and it kills up to 30% of patients.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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It is not being touted as a cure.

But it did cure this fellow.
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