This news got me really fucking excited, and a little bit hopeful.
Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the 'Berlin Patient,' received the transplant in 2007 as part of a lengthy treatment course for leukemia. His doctors recently published a report in the journal Blood affirming that the results of extensive testing 'strongly suggest that cure of HIV infection has been achieved.'"
I'm trying to not get TERRIBLY excited-- the procedure Mr. Brown underwent is expensive, risky, and painful. However, this opens up a whole new world of research possibilities.
So, conservatives that think stem cell research is immoral: Suck it. I have HIV. I don't want it anymore. I hope, and I pray, every day, that a cure will come in my lifetime. If it comes in the form of stem cell transplants-- hell yeah. Sock it to me.