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#84 - watuppig
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(05/26/2012) [-]
in biology class learning about the immune system
not really paying attention
vaguely hear "AIDS weakens immune system, leukemia cause immune overdrive"
Ask If Aids could cure cancer
tells me that's the stupidest thing he's ever heard
his face when I found that article
#3 - RequieminMortis
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(05/26/2012) [-]
> have not yet found vaccine for HIV   
> already modifying it for use as cancer cure   
   
Seems legit.
> have not yet found vaccine for HIV
> already modifying it for use as cancer cure

Seems legit.
#9 to #3 - rottengrits **User deleted account**
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#10 to #9 - RequieminMortis
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Yes, I am perfectly comfortable with the idea of scientists of taking a virus which has no vaccine, randomly mutates on a frequent basis, compromises one's immune system and kills roughly 30 million people every year, and tinkering around with it's genetic code to try and convince it to attack a specific type of mutated cell.

Because NOTHING can potentially go wrong there.
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#14 to #10 - chrolt
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Well think about this:

If you get cancer and get the opportunity to switch it out with HIV wouldn't you? Depending on the form of cancer obviously, i'm pretty sure people with HIV live a lot longer than people with cancer.
#15 to #14 - RequieminMortis
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(05/26/2012) [-]
In what twisted alternate dimension is HIV a preferable alternative to cancer? Having a disease that will prevent me from ever having sex and opens up the potential for the common cold to kill me is not any better than a disease that could cause me to die in immense pain.
#23 to #15 - apertureinc
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(05/26/2012) [-]
If you read the article you would have seen that it is a "harmless" version of the virus. Meaning that it is inactive and does not cause AIDS. Besides would you rather die or not have unprotected sex for the rest of your life?
#16 to #15 - chrolt
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Well first of all AIDS is the one that kills you and if you have HIV you can live for about 20-30 on modern medication without getting AIDS. And yes the sex thing blows and i had not thought of that.

But i actually think this is besides the point because if all goes well you won't get HIV from the virus.
#75 to #10 - anteros
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(05/26/2012) [-]
lol you dont know the science at all
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#12 to #3 - thegiantmidget
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(05/26/2012) [-]
its called gene therapy, they take hiv virons knock out the genes used to kill the cells and replace with genes for targeting cancer. the virus itself is utterly harmless.the likely hood of it mutating back harmful again is very low but still makes it only viable in cancer therapy.
#22 to #12 - liebebella
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Very low likely hood doesn't make me feel any better. There is still a chance that while I might be cured of cancer, the virus used to cure me will mutate (which the HIV virus does constantly) and give me HIV which could (and most likely would) give me AIDS.
#40 to #22 - thegiantmidget
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(05/26/2012) [-]
i also forgot to say most white European descended people have a mutation to their CCR-5 gene meaning resistance to most strains of hiv making the odds of the virus becoming dangerous astronomically low. ps you can make a vaccine based on that mutaion it's just WAY too expensive to be useful yet.
#119 - wootshop
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(05/26/2012) [-]
this **** is gunna happen for real now... wtf science?
#46 - buttholee
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(05/26/2012) [-]
All I could think of
#151 - Wumbologist
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Using a deadly virus to take down a deadly disease   
I am okay with this
Using a deadly virus to take down a deadly disease
I am okay with this
#54 - rollmania
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(05/26/2012) [-]
**rollmania rolled a random image posted in comment #133 at Pixies do it Right ** mfw AIDS
#127 - Envy
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Nowhere does it say it gives you aids. It says it uses a modified HIV virus to kill the cancer.
#134 to #127 - anon
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(05/26/2012) [-]
no, that's wrong too. it says they used the HIV to reprogram the white blood cells. meaning all they did was change the blood cells.
#137 to #134 - anon
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Are you retarded? If they didn't use a modified virus, it wouldn't cure anything. That isn't the natural function of the HIV virus.
#124 - rambearclaw
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(05/26/2012) [-]
I have AIDS
#129 to #124 - anon
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(05/26/2012) [-]
beastman aids! and I'll spread it into every good boy and girl today



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#130 to #124 - thatsmevictory
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(05/26/2012) [-]
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahahahahahaha!
Funny guy, Tom Hanks, Everything he says is a stitch.
#122 - lolfire
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(05/26/2012) [-]
I've found a cure for all life threatening diseases !
#60 - dubslao
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(05/26/2012) [-]
I forget the meme, but shouldn't it be the guy with the sunglasses and the green background?   
   
I seriously forget the name and cannot even think of something close to it.
I forget the meme, but shouldn't it be the guy with the sunglasses and the green background?

I seriously forget the name and cannot even think of something close to it.
#91 to #60 - waffies
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(05/26/2012) [-]
trying SO hard to figure out what you're referring to
#92 to #91 - dubslao
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Well, from what I remember, it was some guy (I'm pretty sure from a game) wearing what looked like a leather jacket, sunglasses, and it had a green and what Rising Sun background, and he usually did something really horrible but something really great balanced it out.
#97 to #92 - waffies
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Tyler Durden, from Fight Club
#100 to #97 - dubslao
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Why thank you.   
   
Take this brutal murder.
Why thank you.

Take this brutal murder.

#93 to #60 - kingofnewyork
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Tyler Durden meme
#184 - appleboom
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Reprogram, not add feature. That means it stops attacking you instead of attacking you AND the cancer.
#51 - anon
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Well HIV is not the same thing as AIDS. It can progress into AIDS, but if it is treated early on, and in this case it would be because they know you're going to have it, then you can live life almost normally.
#63 to #51 - stygian
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(05/26/2012) [-]
ACTUALLY america is the only place where HIV is guaranteed to give you aids, no other countries have that problem. i guess it has something to do with the chemicals companies put into sodas and such
#67 to #63 - anon
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Are you retarded?
South Africa is literally the AIDS capital of the world...pretty sure that is outside of the American continents
#68 to #67 - stygian
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Please, re-read my comment, and try to use comprehensive reading skills to decipher what i said. I didnt say AIDS is only in america, i said america is the only country where HIV is guaranteed to give you aids. If you payed attention you would have understood that.
#82 to #68 - xxvinnehxx
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(05/26/2012) [-]
America is NOT a country retard! It is a continent!!
The continent which is filled with many countries, like the United States of America, Canada, etc,
#71 to #68 - anon
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(05/26/2012) [-]
(Different anon) You're wrong, and an idiot.
#72 to #71 - stygian
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Actually, i'm right, I researched it when i found out about it, but red thumb the **** out of me FJ. CLEARLY i commented something i just blew out my ass.
#81 to #72 - Slashlord
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Source or GTFO.
#105 to #81 - anon
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(05/26/2012) [-]
This thread is so full of stupid that it's Magical.
#94 to #72 - watuppig
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system and can lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), while technically HIV and AIDS don't directly cause death they do weaken the body and make it vulnerable to cancers, and other illnesses which do Kill. progression from HIV to AIDS is inevitable because AIDS is regarded as a weakness of the immune system caused by HIV. through use of antiretroviral drugs to reduce the effect of the HIV the progression to AIDS can be slowed to almost a standstill but is by no means cured, the drugs are expensive and not widely available, being mainly available in western countries. So you see not only is your supposition that HIV always causes AIDS in America wrong it is in-fact the opposite of what is happening. I won't even go into the stupidity of the "chemicals they put in sodas" comment
#83 to #72 - anon
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(05/26/2012) [-]
(Another anon) Dude...you are a dumb ass. I hope you get HIV faggot
#192 - Crusader
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Isn't that what caused the virus in I Am Legend
#195 to #192 - superhoney
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(05/26/2012) [-]
they used the measles virus
#194 to #192 - jacencaedus
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(05/26/2012) [-]
it was actually a modification of another cancer cell, but yeah same concept
yeah... we are so ******
#95 - mexicanfartbag
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(05/26/2012) [-]
*roll picure* my cure for cancer
#96 to #95 - mexicanfartbag
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(05/26/2012) [-]
**mexicanfartbag rolled a random image posted in comment #7841 at What do you look like? ** goddamn T key
#145 - simplyme
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(05/26/2012) [-]
Hey...isn't that kind of what they did in 'I am Legend"?(I mean the movie not the book.) So.....is this the beginning of the (insert what those scary ass things were) apocalypse?
#142 - nikoandroman
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(05/26/2012) [-]
I would much rather have Aids than cancer.
#128 - shamefulhumor
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(05/26/2012) [-]

Sometimes Science gives us **** we don't need.
Like a 70 year old woman giving birth.

"Hey we mad cancer airborne and contagious!
You're welcome."
-Science
#121 - nehm
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(05/26/2012) [-]
"Most other people are attending a support-consert for a child with cancer. With all the medicine nowadays, AIDS is something you can live with. These days I'd rather have AIDS than cancer"
"Most other people are attending a support-consert for a child with cancer. With all the medicine nowadays, AIDS is something you can live with. These days I'd rather have AIDS than cancer"
#85 - thatevanguy
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(05/26/2012) [-]
You'll live longer with Aids than you will with Cancer...

Just sayin'...
#76 - trondoom
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(05/26/2012) [-]
**trondoom rolled a random image posted in comment #5040216 at FJ Pony Thread ** my reaction when i saw this crazy ****