Comments:Bone marrow transplant potentially linked to cure of patient with AIDS

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Article title highly optimistic[edit]

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The article title jumps to conclusions. All four sources cited by this article are prudent in saying that the treatment MAY have cured AIDS in the patient, or that the approach is PROMISING.

In terms of neutrality, or whatever category this would apply to, I would expect a more humble article title, something along the lines of "Bone marrow transplant potentially linked to a cure for AIDS"

Done DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 05:14, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another one?[edit]

Awesome, it's the 10,000th cure for AIDS,--BLaafg (talk) 07:53, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What was the first one? I must have missed it. DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 11:17, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bone marrow?[edit]

The article says stem cell transplantation a couple of times, but mentions it as a bone marrow transplantation, am i right they are breeding aids resistant embryos with extractable quantities of bone marrow(rather big ones) for the sole purpose to cure people that already lived from aids? or is it an error. 13:10, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have read that stem cells can be obtained from adult bone marrow. But I don't know the details of this case. --InfantGorilla (talk) 18:50, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In this particular case the guy had Leukemia as well as HIV (unrelated), and was treated for that using a standard bone marrow transplant. However, the doctor who was treating remembered reading about studies conducted saying that bonemarrow transplants from donors who were naturally resistant to HIV had had a ~6% chance of obliterating the infection. So he searched around until he found someone who was a compatible donor and was also HIV resistant, and they did the transplantation. The procedure has between a 20% and 30% chance of killing you outright, and only has a 6% chance of success (and it is expensive and exceptionally, unbelievably painful), so it hasn't been widely performed. The first tests of this procedure as a possible cure for AIDS go back to 1982, so this is nothing new (out of 32 attempts two people survived and were cured). Gopher65talk 20:26, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And, now that I (just) read the article, I see that virtually all of what I said was already in there. Oops. Gopher65talk 20:29, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

those cures are out there[edit]

. . . there is no doubt about it - those cures are out there - we must keep our nose to the grin - and study to show ourselves approved - according to our bible studies - keep up the good works - because there is a cure for cancer as well - the cure is setting right on the end of someones nose - sincerely and thank you - ms e m garrison of pine bluff arkansas - usa . . .

Yay for science! 20:15, 13 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bone Marrow Transplants[edit]

I was about to suggest that AIDs patients keep getting bone marrow transplants from Europeans until they luck out, until I read the last line of the article :(. Fephisto (talk) 15:14, 14 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Great —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:50, 24 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]