saw this, got fuzzy inside. Sincere apology if repost, I haven't been online much the past few days... getting fuzzy inside is how this whole predicament got started
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User avatar #2 - pompladouche (03/04/2013) [-]
getting fuzzy inside is how this whole predicament got started
#57 to #2 - mrcallahan (03/05/2013) [-]
Or getting inside the fuzzy.... whatever your into
Or getting inside the fuzzy.... whatever your into
User avatar #331 to #329 - pompladouche (03/05/2013) [-]
the emotion conveyed by that little monkey is priceless
User avatar #334 to #329 - thenez (03/05/2013) [-]
AIDS was conveyed to humans by monkeys, yes.
little does everybody know it was because a poacher got monkey blood in one of his wounds while butchering it.
User avatar #360 to #334 - pompladouche (03/05/2013) [-]
I KNEW THIS!!! Watched a special on Science Channel on Sunday
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User avatar #225 to #170 - pompladouche (03/05/2013) [-]
that dude laughing always makes me laugh. I know he killed babies and elderly after that boat ride, but in that gif he is happy
User avatar #35 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Isn't this how some of those zombie movies start?

With some miraculous cure for cancer or HIV, and then something goes horribly wrong with mutating alleles or some **** .
User avatar #73 to #35 - ryanmck (03/05/2013) [-]
Yes. Key word being movies.
User avatar #82 to #35 - bothemastaofall (03/05/2013) [-]
hopefully
User avatar #290 to #35 - bigmanfifty (03/05/2013) [-]
Fortunately that's not how science works
User avatar #410 to #290 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
*Sadly
User avatar #153 to #35 - swaggamcdaddy (03/05/2013) [-]
well, in "i am legend" they invented a modified measles virus for the cure of cancer, which apparently went wrong, maybe you thought of this one
User avatar #48 to #35 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Define 'cure.' While this case was miraculous, unfortunately it only seems to apply to newborn babies whose mothers may have infected with the virus. It doesn't look like this sort of thing could work with adults who contract the disease as far as I know, and the best way to keep babies from contracting HIV is using a method that we've already had for years.

Check out this article if you want:
www.nytimes.com/2013/03/05/opinion/the-intriguing-case-of-a-baby-cured-of -hiv.html?_r=0

tl;dr: Even though this case is amazing, it won't work on people who have had the virus for a long time.
User avatar #55 to #48 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
No, yeah, I read the other comments.

What I was remarking is the fact that most zombie apocalypse movies start with cures like these.

Can you imagine how horrifying would it be to give birth to a zombie baby?
User avatar #60 to #55 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
You should watch Dawn of the Dead good sir.
User avatar #61 to #60 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
28 days later
#62 to #61 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Indeed sir, indeed.
User avatar #63 to #62 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Would it be possible to be actually infected by a blood drop in the eye, though?

That always bothered me.
User avatar #87 to #63 - zorororonoa (03/05/2013) [-]
oh god that would be the worst way to go
User avatar #411 to #87 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Watch 28 days later.

The father of a little girl gets infected that way.
User avatar #412 to #411 - zorororonoa (03/05/2013) [-]
I know, ive seen it, and when i saw it i thought, "oh god that would be the worst way to go"
User avatar #64 to #63 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Should be. Same with splatter in the mouth or any other orifice really. I agree though, that little bit always seems to go unchecked in movies and TV shows, especially The Walking Dead.
User avatar #65 to #64 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Hmm..

I thought blood had to get into the bloodstream, though I don't know if a little drop in the eye would be THAT effective.

User avatar #66 to #65 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
That drop of blood should still contain enough of the virus (assuming that's what makes the person turn into a zombie) to turn that person though. At least one would think so given how effective the zombie viruses depicted typically are at spreading.

If anything, it would be just as effective as a bite or most anything else given the eye's proximity to the brain.
User avatar #67 to #66 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Hmm.. I guess.

Something else that bugs me is that, for example, in Zombieland, they are not actual zombies, just people with a brain virus.

What is the average zombie infection, then?
User avatar #68 to #67 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
That's something a person with far more experience than I with zombie movies would be able to answer good sir.
User avatar #69 to #68 - lolokoko **User deleted account** (03/05/2013) [-]
Oh.

now we must find a zombielogist to clear this up.!
User avatar #78 - thisisspartah (03/05/2013) [-]
you just need to inject yourself with $100,000+
#14 - Lepain (03/04/2013) [-]
MFW no more AIDS
#193 to #14 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
Makes no sense... theres no relation at all between anal sex and AIDS...

But all those virgins that thumbed you up wouldn't know that...
User avatar #209 to #193 - deadrifler (03/05/2013) [-]
Anal sex is the easiest way to contract STIs. Since that cavity isn't exactly designed for re-entry, the lack of lubrication makes it is easy for micro-tears to occur during intercourse, increasing the risks.
#378 to #193 - lordmoldywart (03/05/2013) [-]
So how did Freddie Mercury die?
#16 to #14 - darthdingo (03/05/2013) [-]
Yeeepeeee...!
Yeeepeeee...!
#372 to #14 - wrapwrap (03/05/2013) [-]
did someone say anal?
did someone say anal?
#15 to #14 - lickmygenitals (03/04/2013) [-]
Let's do this.
Let's do this.
#254 - thatguyuknowtheone (03/05/2013) [-]
im gunna need some peer-reviewed sauce before a even consider these shenanigans
User avatar #262 to #254 - brenton (03/05/2013) [-]
I can't find anything through Google Scholar, and of course the media outlets aren't posting any scientific sources, just interviews with researchers. It sounds somewhat believable from what I've read, though.
#203 - gustamelusta (03/05/2013) [-]
This is why it some times sucks to be in England. I saw this buried at the bottom of the news website I read at work. You know what was at the top? Kate Middleston couldn't go skiing due to her pregnancy and The Queen has the ***** !
User avatar #278 to #203 - garymotherfinoak (03/05/2013) [-]
It's the same in america, **** like this gets a few sentences at most in newspapers and the top headline is always something like "snooki goes bowling with her friends," im not ******** you.
User avatar #312 to #203 - kgfsjholis (03/05/2013) [-]
I laughed so hard when I heard that on the news!

"and in other news... The Queen of England was rushed to the ER after feeling abdominal pain and was quickly diagnosed with 'gastro-intestinal discomfort'. She is otherwise healthy and is back at home."
#318 to #203 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
bro?! I'm from England too but our news is just about real news and maybe some celeb gossip. it's better than Americas idea of never posting news ever. i think you're lookingon the wrong sites
User avatar #211 to #203 - areialview (03/05/2013) [-]
I am not sure why I laughed so hard at The Queen having the *****
#244 to #211 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
Probably because your a 12 year old immature **** !
User avatar #279 to #244 - garymotherfinoak (03/05/2013) [-]
as said by a 12 year old immature **** .

also, *you're
#271 - ackbobthedead (03/05/2013) [-]
Kids being cured from HIV? Has science gone too far!?
User avatar #291 to #271 - theugandanhero (03/05/2013) [-]
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this much
yeah
#94 - alooshka (03/05/2013) [-]
They dont actually know if the kid was cured or if the disease was prevented. Do your research before posting 			****		 like this.
They dont actually know if the kid was cured or if the disease was prevented. Do your research before posting **** like this.
#206 to #94 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
from what i heard they cured 3 adults too...
#379 to #94 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
he was cured it was confirmed that he had traces of the disease in his blood.
#163 to #94 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
Can't blame the guy since every 'news' thing I've seen about it has said 'cured'.
#59 - trickytrickster (03/05/2013) [-]
As someone who works on HIV, this is a cool discovery, but not anything to go crazy over. I'm surprised nobody thought of this before. It only works for kids who were just bored who contracted HIV from the childbirth process, not from before, and not from those who are older than probably a day or two. The anti-retros kill the HIV before it gets into the CD4 cells, which are part of your immune system.
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#246 to #59 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
So does that mean everyone with HIV will die off and we will be rid of it since new babies can be cured?
#414 to #246 - trickytrickster (03/05/2013) [-]
We have anti-retros that people take that extend their life to basically normal. ie Magic Johnson.
User avatar #70 to #59 - churrundo (03/05/2013) [-]
so if they have fun, they can't be cured?
#114 to #70 - trickytrickster (03/05/2013) [-]
0 fun allowed.
#202 - BioLex (03/05/2013) [-]
Its because we prayed
#292 to #202 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
it's because we clicked like 200,000 times.
User avatar #345 to #292 - stijnverheye (03/05/2013) [-]
200000 times was for the starving African child , curing aids must be +1000000
#79 - kipperss (03/05/2013) [-]
there was a few pockets of people during the black plague who were resistant to the virus. their genes have been passed down, and now few people are actually resistant to HIV or immune to it entirely. The gene is know as the Delta 32 gene. Magic Johnson has one Delta 32 gene, and that is why he can live with the virus.
User avatar #85 to #79 - stonedplatypus (03/05/2013) [-]
Have there been any articles on this gene?
If you know of a good one please don't hesitate to send me a link
User avatar #419 to #85 - kipperss (03/06/2013) [-]
i only know this from my sister. shes working on her masters and had to give an oral presentation over the delta 32 gene. she did the presentation to me for practice.
#88 to #85 - lolqueso (03/05/2013) [-]
there was a documentary on it
User avatar #132 to #88 - stonedplatypus (03/05/2013) [-]
do you know what it was called by any chance?
I was just reading about it and how it did give people a certain immunity from HIV, but it left them defenseless against the plagues that ravaged Europe. Pretty interesting.
#98 to #88 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
User avatar #119 to #79 - goobyman (03/05/2013) [-]
That's why about 0.1% of germans are immune as well.
#315 to #79 - thenewneone (03/05/2013) [-]
No, Magic Johnson can live with the virus because he injected himself with 1,000,000 dollars.
User avatar #116 to #79 - yeahhhdebo (03/05/2013) [-]
What if we delete Delta32?
User avatar #120 to #116 - goobyman (03/05/2013) [-]
no man, more like Delete 32
as in Delete windows 32 to make your pc better.
#326 - gibroner (03/05/2013) [-]
I just scienced in my pants
User avatar #317 - toughactintinactin (03/05/2013) [-]
They think they cured her, they've said it's still possible that the virus could be hiding somewhere. I hope the best for the little girl though.
User avatar #321 to #317 - redeadhunter ONLINE (03/05/2013) [-]
Well, that's how science works. Her condition needs attention for the next few years before we're a hundred percent sure this medicine is the death of Aids.
User avatar #327 to #321 - toughactintinactin (03/05/2013) [-]
It's not even new medicine it was a combination of 3 readily available treatments. But ya she's gonna need monitoring before this can be claimed as successful.
User avatar #332 to #327 - cheatmasterjunk (03/05/2013) [-]
I think the main difference here was the early intervention. They didn't even wait for confirmed test results, they just put her on the standard anti-HIV drugs straight away. This could be the way forward.
#323 - ixcarnifexxi (03/05/2013) [-]
****		 you STD's
**** you STD's
User avatar #5 - azakiel (03/04/2013) [-]
You might want to tweak your fact a bit. It was the first documented case of a child being cured from HIV, with normal medicine.

Some years ago a german child got cured by HIV as well, however the procedure was a bit more painfull. They completely demolished his immune system, then placed cells from a HIV resistent patient in him, followed by massive amounts of medicine.

User avatar #188 to #5 - swarthywaffles (03/05/2013) [-]
The only think that I can think of in regards to the german child is someone shouting "WE CAN REBUILD HIM! WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY!" when proposing the treatment.
User avatar #283 to #188 - thice (03/05/2013) [-]
the only think that i can think.
User avatar #284 to #283 - swarthywaffles (03/05/2013) [-]
Eh, I've been awake for about 23 hours. The sleep deprivation is starting to affect me.
User avatar #10 to #5 - kanatana (03/04/2013) [-]
NOBODY ASKED YOU, PATRICE!!!
#191 to #10 - swarthywaffles (03/05/2013) [-]
Here you go. A gift for you. Because I love you...
Here you go. A gift for you. Because I love you...
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#248 - skrewbacca (03/05/2013) [-]
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#303 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
Great, more people to contribute to overpopulation.
User avatar #325 to #303 - randomserb (03/05/2013) [-]
Witty.
#107 - bokkos (03/05/2013) [-]
Before we go overboard on this, a dose of realism:
1. This could potentially be a case of prevention, not a cure. It depends on the validity of the medical reports.
2. This treatment may only be applicable for very young infants, and is expected to not work at all in adults.
3. Retroviruses have a nasty habit of being dormant for many years, only to re-emerge sometime later. This is how cold sores operate (Herpes Simplex Virus 1).
4. If this does turn out to be true, a valid medical protocol is still years in the future. Not every antiretroviral will be suitable for every case; This could turn out to be like many cancer treatments, which started out as wonder drugs, but became limited to specific instances.
5. Wait for the official peer-edited report to be released by the researchers.
Source:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrovirus
www.amfar.org/Research-Support-from-amfAR-Documents-First-Case-of-Child-Cured-of-HIV/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130303172640.htm
GIF is unrelated
User avatar #112 to #107 - Vpirate (03/05/2013) [-]
That's not a gif you liar.
#113 to #112 - bokkos (03/05/2013) [-]
It was a gif until I found a related image... Then it was too late.   
This was what it was
It was a gif until I found a related image... Then it was too late.
This was what it was
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