Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Have They Really Found it?
We have been greeted by the news that doctors in Germany claim to have found treatment to cure the retrovirus. Wonderful, we say. Good news is always welcome in this sea of heartbreak and pain which our world seems to be wallowing in.
It went like this: An American living in Berlin, Germany, had to undergo chemotherapy in 2007 to treat leukemia. A terrible disease that developed after his HIV infection. He was given stem-cell therapy along with standard cancer treatment, and voilà, three years later, there is no sign of any HIV infection in his body. And no cancer... The bone-marrow transplant he has undergone did the trick.
Has he really been cured? Well, if you listen to what this man has to say, and he is none other than the very first expert on AIDS ever, you will be surprised: he has won a Nobel Prize for it; he is Luc Montagnier. Make sure (really, now do it) you see this video on YouTube.
Good news all around. Either way! Water anyone?