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Possibly one of the world’s deadliest virus besides cancer, that has haunted human beings and taken much lives; HIV is the deadly virus that leads to AIDS. And for years, doctors have been researching for cure to this frightening disease, and finally a cure has possibly been found. At least they claim to have.

Timothy Brown is an American living in Berlin, and was given stem-cell therapy and chemotherapy since 2007 to treat leukemia, a condition that developed after he was infected with the AIDS virus. Three years later, doctors believe the 42-year-old has been cured of both cancer and HIV.

“Our results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved in this patient,” wrote study author Kristina Allers in this month’s issue of the medical journal Blood.

Brown was treated by his doctors with stem cells and bone marrow from a healthy individual with a genetic predisposition to resist HIV, though they didn’t mentioned the source of the bone marrow.

The treatment was not without side effects though. Brown developed neurological problems that caused temporary blindness and memory problems as well as difficulty with coordination and speech. But I guess that’s a small price to pay instead of dying in agony.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2010/12/15/2010-12-15_cure_for_hiv_german_doctors_claim_to_have_found_treatment_to_cure_deadly_virus.html
 

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It doesn't surprise me if they have found the cure using stem cells. I think stem cells are going to help the world in a huge way once they have figured out how to use them and get it down to a science.
 

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I still think we all need to look at Magic Johnson for the AIDS cure. Then again, some people are just carriers of the disease and it doesn't really affect them.
 

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This is great news. Stem Cell research must be funded.
 

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Is stem cell research actually 'allowed' and just not being actively funded, or are there a bunch of Bible-toting idiots that are banning it from being explored?

Either way, we need to pour some money into it. Definitely seems to be the biggest advancement in medical science since leeches. 8*D
 

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Is stem cell research actually 'allowed' and just not being actively funded, or are there a bunch of Bible-toting idiots that are banning it from being explored?
A little of both. Too bad this will not be forth coming. Either it will be stopped by people on ethical/moral grounds or greedy AIDS doctors trying to discredit it because they'll lose to much money
 
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