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Author Topic: Essay on "The Cure"  (Read 674 times)

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Offline Central79

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Essay on "The Cure"
« on: April 08, 2008, 06:57:26 PM »
Hey Guys

I don't read The Body much anymore, as I've found it unreliable in the past. I did however like this opinion piece on the need for and possible paths to a cure for HIV. I know some people find it a bit depressing to think about it and that obsessing over it can get in the way of leading a full life with HIV but I thought it would be worth a read and a chat.

http://www.thebody.com/content/toparts/art45631.html

Matt.
Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

Offline manhattanman

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Re: Essay on "The Cure"
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 07:22:17 PM »
I thought the article was rather interesting and recalled to mind an article I saw either here or on thebody.com, that unfortunatley I cannot find, regarding a study/report/findings by the King Leopold Institute for Tropical Diseases in Antwerp, that over time the various forms of the virus were less virulent now than when first entered the human scene due to a constant assaut by human immune systems as well as the drugs, so I think a cure may be possible. My doc, who started his practice in the east village back in 1986 thinks a future cure is possible given the progress made to date, but the question still remians, how far in the future, which will be anyone's guess.

Offline aliveinla

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Re: Essay on "The Cure"
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 08:06:02 PM »
Maybe I am a glass half full type of person, I found this article rather encouraging not depressing at all. thanks for sharing. I don't go to thebody much because I found people on the forums not very friendly.
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