posted on Mar, 19 2020 @ 08:55 PM
Sorry but I am going to burst a lot of peoples' bubbles. The procedure that lead to these two "cured" people is a stem cell transplant. There is a
big caveat for this procedure to "cure" an aids patient. The donor must be a CCR 5 delta 32 mutant. If you have an ancestry from North West Europe
there is an approximate 10% chance that you are a CCR 5 delta 32 mutant. The percentage falls rapidly and by the time you get out of Europe proper
the percentage goes to zero. Thus, this mutation is only found in people with European ancestry and even then you pretty much have to be from
Scandinavian and other close by nations.
Therefore for this procedure to cure you of Aids you must have a donor with a stem cell match which has the mutation. That is not likely if you are
not from a European linage. This method is also very risky because you kill all of the patient's original blood stem cells and then need the donor's
stem cells to activate and not be rejected.
Next, these people still have the HIV virus. They will not get Aids but they still will have a undetectable amount of HIV in their bodies. The virus
infects other cells besides the helper T cells which causes Aids. In helper T cells the virus reproduces in a lytic fashion and destroys the host
cells. Other human cells can be infected with the virus but will reproduce in a latent fashion. Thus these other cells are not damage by the
reproduction of the virus and there is no Aids problem.
Sorry to burst peoples' bubble who think that this is a realistic method for curing Aids patients.
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