A lot of people suffering with HIV around the globe are probably clamoring for answers to the news of a cure for HIV. In addition to that news, last week a report in Time magazine made the list of the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2010, saying that “healthy individuals who take antiretrovirals, medicine commonly prescribed for treating HIV, can reduce their risk of contracting the disease by up to 73 percent.”
These two developments could be the key to unlocking other medical mysteries like cancer in all its various forms. According to the Huffington Post, the man who has been “cured” is Timothy Ray Brown, also known as the Berlin Patient. He was given a stem cell transplant for Leukemia in 2007 and now, according to his doctors, he is HIV free. Stem cell research will really get a boost with this discovery.
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