Timothy Ray Brown - first man in history to be cured of AIDS?

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  • Posted on: 17 May 2011
  • By: GreyHawk

Just a quick note: according to a piece by Stephen C. Webster on Raw Replay, Timothy Ray Brown may be the first patient in history to be cured of AIDS.

There's a video at the link, from the May 17th broadcast of CBS San Francisco.

The cure was apparently effected through a bone marrow transplant from a donor who was genetically immune to HIV - a rare trait.

Doctors aren't sure how the bone marrow transplant itself triggered the body's elimination of the virus proper.

 

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Just - wow. Stunning, if true.

 

- if it can be replicated, understood and simplified - it could usher in a new understanding of the nature of such maladies and how our physiology is affected. That, in turn, could lead to new discoveries in medicine and healthcare from which everyone could benefit...provided that health and medical care are considered a fundamental right. Otherwise, only the privileged may benefit...

Bah - sorry. Off on a tangent again... ;)