12 November 2008

Wow! I hope this is true...

Patient gets accidental Aids cure
Posted Wednesday, November 12 2008 at 19:32

BERLIN - The startling case of an Aids patient who was cured after undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat leukemia is stirring new hope that researchers might someday find a cure for Aids.  The patient, a 42-year-old American living in Berlin, is still recovering from his leukemia therapy, but he appears to have won his battle with Aids.  Doctors have not been able to detect the virus in his blood for more than 600 days, despite his having ceased all conventional Aids medication.  Normally when a patient stops taking Aids drugs, the virus stampedes through the body within weeks, or days.