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Baby Free of HIV

March 4, 2013

I heard an amazing news report this morning that a 2 1/2 year old child who was born with HIV has no significant trace of HIV in the child’s system!  While HIV is known to hide out once compromised and can swarm right back once treatment stops, this child seems different to researchers and could [...]

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HIV-Positive Man “Cured”

May 16, 2011

A Bay-Area man who contracted HIV in 1995 no longer has a trace of the virus in his body.  HIV can lay dormant in cells for a period of time even after symptoms develop, giving a false reading of its absence in the blood — it’s a damn tricky virus.  However, today scientists are touting [...]

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Knowingly Spreading HIV is a Crime in Texas

May 31, 2009

Nearly three years ago I asked this question:  Should knowingly spreading HIV/AIDS be a crime?  I have always felt that should be the case, with the emphasis on “knowingly,” since in 2009 contracting HIV is still a death sentence. Well, in Texas an HIV-positive man Philippe Padieu was arrested two years ago for doing just that [...]

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