BREAKTHROUGH: First HIV-Positive Man Cured

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    Doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a result of the procedure.

    Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the "Berlin Patient," received the transplant in 2007 as part of a lengthy treatment course for leukaemia. His doctors recently published a report in the journal Blood affirming that the results of extensive testing " strongly suggest that cure of HIV infection has been achieved."

    While Brown is the first person to ever be declared cured of HIV, his case paves a path for constructing a cure for HIV through genetically-engineered stem cells.

    BREAKTHROUGH: First HIV-Positive Man Cured - Local News - Spokane, WA - msnbc.com

    This is another demonstration of why we need "scientists" and "doctors". And some say scientists just sit on their butt.
     
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    I said that about scientists in another thread. A couple of my best friends are world-class scientists.

    They sit on their butts all right. But they achieve amazing things.

    This is good news, but it shouldn't send the message that spreading HIV is ok.
     
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    "OK"? That's a strange comment.

    Spreading HIV is a "criminal offense".
     
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    It is a wonderful development, rdean. I would really love to see AIDS cured and fully eradicated before I die.

    Now I need a wingnut to explain to me again why stem cell research is a bad thing, LOL.
     
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    If this is true, this is amazing news.
     
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    Stem cells from murdering children are a bad thing because it gives some a reason to murder more children. They don't even need those stem cells, they have others from other sources. And last I checked the only ban ever in place was on stem cells from abortions. And murdered children.
     
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    And who exactly was President in 2007? Who signed laws allowing research money for most types of Stem cell research?
     
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    Embryonic stem cell research/cure means that the life saved was done so at the cost of another's life.
     
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    Seems the matter is somewhat more complex, Zoom-boing.

    FAQs [Stem Cell Information]

    But assuming that all stem cells are harvested from the medical waste product of an abortion, why oppose the research that may save lives based on them? No one is having abortions just to produce this product, or is that the concern?
     
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