Hahaha, understandable. (I still think that was fucking hilarious tho)
(because it was)
I dont think it will lead anywhere. I mean, Im sure people want to beleve that this will be the end to the epidemic...or pandemic...whichever one it is...I forget.
Anywho, I just dont want to get my hopes up. If it DOES end up raping AIDS (lol, there I go again!) then I dont know how I would feel. It just seems so surreal. I think I would laugh for a long time, wipe the tears of happyness from my eyes, and then make sure that all the reacherch money from aids goes to cancer.
Quickly approaching is an overstatement. But yes, it's a progress. They have been looking at this angle for years now, or at least Pasteur Institute when the question was raised why not all HIV patients from the first wave of the discovery decades ago was affected the same way. Some died, some took drugs then died, some didn't take anything and yet almost 20 years later do not manifest anything different. It has been suggested that there is something in the make up of the person's cells that somehow blocks the virus from developing further. The question is how to isolate this and then try to figure if it can be replicated...
From the nature of the article it's not a cure as the woman is still contagious. Rather it just suppresses it for the lifetime of the individual. The most likely cure to HIV/AIDS are the enzyme treatments being developed that remove HIV from the cells it infects.