Stem cell transplant led to ‘cure of HIV infection’

This is really significant news:

On the heels of World AIDS Day comes a stunning medical breakthrough: Doctors believe an HIV-positive man who underwent a stem cell transplant has been cured as a result of the procedure.

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.”

Brown’s case paves a path for constructing a permanent cure for HIV through genetically-engineered stem cells.

My understanding is that medical professionals don’t throw around the term “cure” in professional journals unless they mean it. This just gives the haters another reason to oppose stem cell research.




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In country still sickened by bias, will MD help cure what ails us?

MD-flagIt’s looking more and more likely that Maryland will soon provide headline writers with phonetically easy puns:

A majority of senators on a key committee in Maryland now favor legalizing same-sex marriage, making it increasingly likely that the state will join five others and the District in allowing such unions.

KEEP READING: Md. appears poised to approve same-sex marriage next year [WaPo]




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Full equality is the cure, but here’s a def. positive step for Ill gays

Illinois-State-FlagIllinois gays are one step closer to being one step closer to being equal citizens:

After about an hour of discussion, the Illinois House on Tuesday evening approved legislation legalizing civil unions.

Illinois House Passes Civil Unions Bill [NBC Chicago]

The bill is expected to easily pass the Senate, and Gov. Pat Quinn (D) has stated that he’ll sign. That is unless Santa is more responsive to the anti-LGBT crowd’s “Harumph!” and “but, but, but…” wishes than we’d anticipated.




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Cure for HIV Fat Deposits?

EGRIFTA X390 | ADVOCATE.COMA new drug that treats the excess abdominal fat caused by antiretroviral meds recently received approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
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‘Healing gays’: The one ‘cure’ that still makes house calls

From a reader:

The Rev Ralph Ovadal (sp?) from Monroe Wisconsin has targeted a very liberal neighborhood of Madison by distributing door to door pamphlets with the title “What the Bible Says About Homosexuality”.

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Very disturbing to come home to this crap hanging on the front door.

We reply: Thanks, Mr. O, but we’ll stay with the sushi coupons that sometimes find their way to our door handles. Because while both our and your knob jobs might be cold, fishy, and designed to make us feel eel, it’s only the former that embraces our much love concept: Two hard sticks…

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…coming together as a package!




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Will All Doctors Ever Agree On Whether To Recommend the Lesbian Cure Pill?

In September a gaggle of medical groups will release guidelines for doctors on the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a condition affecting 1 in 15,000 newborns that may result in girls being born with ambiguous/intersex genitalia (among other things), and the increasing use of the hormone treatment dexamethasone that's shown to eliminate the chances these female babies will be gay or exhibit masculine characteristics. So that should get everyone on the same page!

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The Wachowskis Are Guarding Their Iraqi War Gay Romance Story Like It’s the Cure For Cancer

Mega writer-director-producer duo Andy and trans sister Lana Wachowski aren't letting actors, let alone their agents, read the script for their new gay Iraq love story script for fears of leaks, which is certainly a risk when a mega-rep firm gets their hands on one of these things. So all we know is that an Iraqi and an American soldier fall for each other. I would like to wholeheartedly suggest the Wachowskis invite Codey Wilson to at least read for the part of Spurned Ex-Lover No. 1.


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