HIV Cure?

by Jason Stotts

The Huffington Post is reporting that a man who underwent stem cell treatment for leukemia has had his HIV cured as a result:

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 leukemia. 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.” (link)

It’s interesting that often scientific breakthroughs are the indirect result of looking for something else.  I look forward to seeing where this research takes us and I hope that this will cause people to reassess their position on stem cell research and will open the path to unobstructed (by the government) research.

1 Response to “HIV Cure?”

  1. Erosophia

    […] recently (take that religion!).  They recently found a cure for HIV through stem-cell implants (1,2) and are looking into applying this breakthrough to more people to hopefully cure HIV once and […]