AIDS Cure?

brooke's picture

This is awesome...I hope it wasn't just a fluke in this Berliner's case: a man suffering from AIDS for more than a decade had a marrow transplant and it apparently has cured him.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081113/ap_on_he_me/eu_med_aids_treatment

dan's picture

Heard the story on

Heard the story on NPR.

They're still waiting for peer review.
Also, the "treatment" has a 20-30% fatality rate.

However, it may lead down some promising pathways.
I'm sure praying so!

PattiMey's picture

I am praying right along

I am praying right along with you Dan. Hopefully this is the beginning of an end .

kdubs215's picture

The patient and doctor will

The patient and doctor will be dead and all notes on the "cure" will be gone ASAP .... Med companies make way too much money to let a cure come about ... just like cheap energy .... someone has plans for it but will never be allowed to let the info get to the public ...

2014 susquehanna's picture

kdubs215 wrote:The patient

kdubs215 wrote:

The patient and doctor will be dead and all notes on the "cure" will be gone ASAP .... Med companies make way too much money to let a cure come about ... just like cheap energy .... someone has plans for it but will never be allowed to let the info get to the public ...

You really are a ray of sunshine, dubs. How did you come to have such a positive outlook on life?

lauraska's picture

Okay is everyone sitting

Okay is everyone sitting down? This is big....

I just laughed out loud at a joke made by 2014 Susquehanna. I actually thought he was funny!

Oh, and I agree with him, but I have been known to do that every once in a while.

kdubs215's picture

Truth *sucks* sometimes ....

Truth *sucks* sometimes .... we can fix the heart we can fix livers kidneys and almost everything in out body but things that have meds involved to keep you going we have no cure .aids and the common cold will never be cured ...... im not one of the conspriacy nuts either just something i truely believe .....
my sunny disposition comes from you guys ...... JK

2014 susquehanna wrote:
kdubs215 wrote:

The patient and doctor will be dead and all notes on the "cure" will be gone ASAP .... Med companies make way too much money to let a cure come about ... just like cheap energy .... someone has plans for it but will never be allowed to let the info get to the public ...

You really are a ray of sunshine, dubs. How did you come to have such a positive outlook on life?

KW ------@

biggeo's picture

i do know they have some

i do know they have some promising meds out there for aids and i hope this really works

kdubs215's picture

Oh yeh biggeo thats what i

Oh yeh biggeo thats what i mean ... meds meds and more meds ...... My cuz died from aids and she was on twenty pills per day atleast .... she got it from shooting drugs ... and we all paid for it through our wonderful welfare system .....

biggeo wrote:

i do know they have some promising meds out there for aids and i hope this really works

KW ------@

lauraska's picture

kdubs215 wrote:Oh yeh biggeo

kdubs215 wrote:

Oh yeh biggeo thats what i mean ... meds meds and more meds ...... My cuz died from aids and she was on twenty pills per day atleast .... she got it from shooting drugs ... and we all paid for it through our wonderful welfare system .....

So would you have preferred that your cousin not receive public assistance and then died a horrible and vicious death from AIDS, on the street?

jbette01's picture

kdubs215 wrote:The patient

kdubs215 wrote:

The patient and doctor will be dead and all notes on the "cure" will be gone ASAP .... Med companies make way too much money to let a cure come about ... just like cheap energy .... someone has plans for it but will never be allowed to let the info get to the public ...

Do you know anything about AIDS? Like, anything?

If you search 'aids cure' for 3 seconds on the internet, you'll find that most major drug companies are pouring more money into finding a cure for aids than nearly any other disease. The money is being spent on vaccines or drugs that slow down the disease dramatically in its early stages. Drug companies are vying to be the first to patent the NEW treatment drug -- they make their money from drug patents.

Keep in mind that the way our health care system works in the US is rather unique. As an epidemic AIDS is concentrated in Africa, where health care is 'pay as you go' -- AKA you do not get admitted to the hospital unless you have $1000 cash in hand. The 'cocktail' phenomenon is something reserved for western countries where health care is subsidized and not as profitable.

Finally, I'm sorry kdubs, but your posts are like wet blankets. I know you've had some crappy things happen to you, and I really do have sympathy for your situation... but Not everything in this world is negative.

biggeo's picture

kdubs215 wrote:Oh yeh biggeo

kdubs215 wrote:

Oh yeh biggeo thats what i mean ... meds meds and more meds ...... My cuz died from aids and she was on twenty pills per day atleast .... she got it from shooting drugs ... and we all paid for it through our wonderful welfare system .....

biggeo wrote:

i do know they have some promising meds out there for aids and i hope this really works

KW ------@

sorry to hear what you went through , my feeling is that if you shoot drugs and every thing else that goes with that lifestyle then you get what you deserve but there are a lot of kids that are born with this disease and they are born into a world of hell it would be nice to give them some hope

kdubs215's picture

I felt bad for my aunt but

I felt bad for my aunt but not my cuz .... now she has three junkie kids ...
i see them i walk the other way praying they dont see me ....

biggeo wrote:
kdubs215 wrote:

Oh yeh biggeo thats what i mean ... meds meds and more meds ...... My cuz died from aids and she was on twenty pills per day atleast .... she got it from shooting drugs ... and we all paid for it through our wonderful welfare system .....

biggeo wrote:

i do know they have some promising meds out there for aids and i hope this really works

KW ------@

sorry to hear what you went through , my feeling is that if you shoot drugs and every thing else that goes with that lifestyle then you get what you deserve but there are a lot of kids that are born with this disease and they are born into a world of hell it would be nice to give them some hope

KW ------@

2014 susquehanna's picture

I thought this thread was

I thought this thread was about a cure for AIDS. It seems to have morphed into the disfunctional family - dirty laundry thread.

An advancement in the fight to cure a horrible disease has been made...excellent news and enuf said.

codergrrl's picture

"we can fix the heart we can

"we can fix the heart we can fix livers kidneys"

News flash...no we can't. You blow out your liver, the only fix is to replace it with a major surgery and some dead person's left over parts... same goes with kidneys...we can't "fix" them.
Hearts, one the other hand, can sometimes be fixed, depending on how they are broken (?)