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Facebook Reacts to Return Of HIV In Formerly "Cured" Child
By BTL Staff
Originally printed 7/17/2014 (Issue 2229 - Between The Lines News)
"Well I don't know why this is a big deal. They taught us in health class once you have it you have it. I know it can get to a degree that's undetectable...but it can always come back up."
A Mississippi girl famously "cured" of HIV last year has been found with detectable levels of the virus again. The unfortunate news left many on Facebook reacting with emotions ranging from anger to sadness to hope.
"Well that sucks."
"Hey at least [we] found something to make it dormant! Its a start!"
"They never said it was cured certainly. They said they found no traces of it but had to wait for more observation to see if it will resurface, which it did."
"Did nobody mention that the mother stopped the treatment for the baby midway through it?"
"If only the baby was a rich and famous NBA player named Magic Johnson."
"Over my lifetime; I can't think of any major disease that has been cured. Only preventions and treatments on top of more preventions and treatments. Where's all this money for research going? I think the system's corrupt; there's more money in treatments than cures. General public is f*****. No cure for the 40 different strains of HPV? Something that seems so simple. How do you think they're going to cure something as complex as AIDS?"
"We WERE SO CLOSE!!! Comn LETS IRRADIATE this S***."
"Sad. But still hopeful."
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