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Does Marrow Transplant Cure AIDS?

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First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,See below.Dr. Bobbone marrow transplant???Nov 14, 2008 Hi Doctor, My boyfriend just showed me this article http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-11-12-aids-cure_N.htm Is this possible true? what do you think about it? Response from Dr.... Read more »

marrow transplant

Do you have any information about the AIDS patient who got a marrowtransplant from a baboom? Is he... Read more »

Is a bone marrow transplant optional for someone diagnosed with HIV

In my own research I have found out about a man in Germany who was diagnosed with HIV, that also... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Newspapers Examine Possible HIV/AIDS Treatment Through Bone Marrow Transplant

Several newspapers recently profiled the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. For the procedure -- performed by German hematologist... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Effectiveness of Bone Marrow Transplant in Suppressing HIV Creates Hope for Gene-Therapy Strategies in Treating Virus, Wall Street Journal Reports

The Wall Street Journal on Friday examined the case of an HIV-positive person who underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia and who has had undetectable HIV viral loads for almost two years. The procedure -- performed by German... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Media Outlets Examine Case of Man Cured of HIV, Leukemia Through Bone Marrow Transplant

In a special report, Reuters examines the case of Timothy Ray Brown, who was cured of HIV and leukemia after undergoing "a bone marrow transplant using cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation, known as CCR5 delta 32," which researchers knew... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

German Doctors Declare "Cure" in HIV Patient

A new report finds that nearly four years after a bone marrow transplant, a patient with both HIV and leukemia appears to be free of HIV. "Our results strongly suggest that cure of HIV has been achieved in this patient," wrote the investigators, led... Read more »
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Could this be a possible cure? (farfetched)

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Would it be possible to rid the body of the HIV infection by hooking up an infected individual to a blood transfusion machine type thing. In one arm, the needle would continuously drain the person's blood. In the other arm, a needle would constantly... Read more »

Cure for hiv?

Posted by Geekygonk, 1 Reply
I read somewhere if you get tested during the acute stage and are positive you can erradicate or lower ur viral count to indetectable levels? Any truth in this??

Also we read about the men 'cured' of hiv through bone marrow transplants?? Read more »

Cures For AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello. I was just curious, what are the odds of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS? If there is a chance, how far off are they from finding a cure? I read on a website of a medicine producing company that they doubt a cure will ever be found because the... Read more »