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Date: 04/28/13 10:54 AM

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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    April 28, 2013 at 10:54 am
    Link: Probable Cure For HIV Only Months Away - Danish scientists are moving to human trials on a likely cure, calls it ``mass-distributable and affordable``
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 11:25 am
    Why did I immediately think of the movie I am Legend?
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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
    153 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 11:35 am
    Every pharmaceutical company in the US: "But, but... Think of all the money we`ll lose on life long treatments!!"
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    I`d love to see HIV cured in my lifetime. *Fingers crossed*
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    257 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm
    Good for them. F u c k you, HIV.
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    Essersmith Male 18-29
    275 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    @dsp
    Damn those left wings and their sharing ^^
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2013 at 12:48 pm
    Essersmith, you`re a little partisan weirdo. Go take a walk, man.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm
    "Every pharmaceutical company in the US: "But, but... Think of all the money we`ll lose on life long treatments!!"

    People with AIDS will probably have to go to Europe to get the cure because big pharma will find a way to block or at least slow down approval in the US. Or, the treatment will cost more than most people can afford and it won`t be covered by insurance.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    Will believe it when I see it. Would be amazing to see an end to it.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm
    Here`s hoping! I tried to find verification of this story in some major outlets like BBC, etc., but couldn`t. But did see it mentioned several times in former print outlets, so, here`s hoping it`s not only legit, but immanent.
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    djwajda Male 40-49
    885 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    I remember growing up in the 80`s when it first was news and how scary the whole time was. I hope it works as it`s something I never figured would be done in my lifetime.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    April 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm
    People with AIDS will probably have to go to Europe to get the cure because big pharma will find a way to block or at least slow down approval in the US.

    Thank you FDA.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    April 29, 2013 at 2:49 am
    When this "cure" is touted somewhere other than "The Telegraph" I`ll give it more credence.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 29, 2013 at 5:44 am
    [quote">When this "cure" is touted somewhere other than "The Telegraph" I`ll give it more credence.[/quote">

    It`s not bad for a newspaper. It`s no Daily Mail, that`s for sure.

    Of course, almost all media sucks at reporting anything to do with science because accurate reporting requires knowledge few reporters would have and isn`t headline friendly.

    The underlying idea is definitely valid. HIV can be killed in vivo but reinfection then occurs from reservoirs of latent HIV inside cells. If the reservoirs can be emptied by activating the HIV latent in them, a complete cure is possible.

    The Danish clinical trial is real:

    Registry entry

    That sites pulls data directly from the offical European database of clinical trials, so it`s as reliable as publically available
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    April 29, 2013 at 7:02 am
    @Angillion is correct, a reservoir is simply a location or tissue that has a persistence of the latent virus, meaning it`s basically a place where HIV digs in and waits and replicates, safe from antiviral drugs. If you want to get rid of it, these reservoirs need to be cleaned.
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    Essersmith Male 18-29
    275 posts
    April 29, 2013 at 7:28 am
    @Andrew
    I guess you didnt realize it was a joke.
    But ill take a walk. Have fun man.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    If you want to get rid of it, these reservoirs need to be cleaned.

    Well I`ve got a power washer!!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    My house is now AIDs free!

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