Sunday, November 09, 2008

Spitting distance? How vivid!

Did someone just cure Aids?
I read this article on my rss feeder and it just seemed so surreal. A German doctor has apparently cured AIDS. Let me say that again. There may be a cure for HIV. That disease that kills hundreds, thousands, of people all over the world everyday may have a cure now.

Why is this not bigger news?!? I mean, yay Obama and all that, but AIDS. Dude's not even in office yet and already theirs a cure for AIDS. What's next, he's going to fix the Global Economy? Ok, that's a joke. Especially since the cure was admiistered 2 years ago, which is why it's being reported now. It seems to be working.
I had heard about a vaccine, but that is still in the research stage.

This is just so cool.

2 comments:

John Henry Adams said...

That's pretty awesome. Of course, there's the question of whether this man, though functionally cured of HIV, could possibly still act as a carrier of the disease, but that seems a relatively minor concern.

Gina said...

There is that. There is also the posabilitiy that this is simply a fluke but it is an argument for further research of gene- therapy as a cure.