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2013-03-03 08:55:15 PM
Mine was better.

"Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by Gay".
 
2013-03-03 08:55:54 PM
It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...
 
2013-03-03 08:56:40 PM
Science. It works.
 
2013-03-03 08:57:33 PM
So Gay cures AIDS now?

That's really a switch!
 
2013-03-03 08:58:02 PM

Marine1: "Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by Gay".


That is somewhat the better headline, yes.
 
2013-03-03 08:59:27 PM

chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...


Shush, it was definitely prayer.  God cured this kid, not "science".

/not sure why God created HIV, but whatev
 
2013-03-03 08:59:54 PM
I like that the parents just stopped giving the kid it's anti-viral medicine.
 
2013-03-03 09:00:24 PM
I think I saw this on an episode of Star Trek Deep Space Nine.
 
2013-03-03 09:01:42 PM

chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...


Cheesus: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Shush, it was definitely prayer.  God cured this kid, not "science".

/not sure why God created HIV, but whatev


FWIW, the Washington Post article gave this quote from Gay:

'In Mississippi, Gay gives the child a check-up every few months: "I just check for the virus and keep praying that it stays gone." '

/no one is debating that science led to this...
 
2013-03-03 09:03:12 PM
An abortion would have been quicker.
 
2013-03-03 09:03:12 PM
The virus has evolved and become part of her genetic code?
 
2013-03-03 09:04:17 PM
Mom sounds like a real winner.
 
2013-03-03 09:08:01 PM

SpdrJay: So Gay cures AIDS now?

That's really a switch!


That was my headline.

/not bitter
 
2013-03-03 09:11:09 PM
So now we can focus on more important issues like why that piece of dead skin forms under my pinky toes.
 
2013-03-03 09:11:49 PM

TuteTibiImperes: SpdrJay: So Gay cures AIDS now?

That's really a switch!

That was my headline.

/not bitter


Walk it off, brah.

There's always tomorrow.
 
2013-03-03 09:13:11 PM
See? Mississippi ain't so bad.
 
2013-03-03 09:14:09 PM
THANKS OBAMA.
 
2013-03-03 09:15:43 PM

SpdrJay: So Gay cures AIDS now?

That's really a switch!


how about all of the babies killed by teh gay?
 
2013-03-03 09:16:00 PM

EsteeFlwrPot: So now we can focus on more important issues like why that piece of dead skin forms under my pinky toes.


Footjobs?
 
2013-03-03 09:25:43 PM

Marine1: Mine was better.

"Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by Gay".


So close: "Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by a Gay" might have been more troll worthy.
 
2013-03-03 09:27:23 PM
How the hell were they able to afford the incredibly expensive medications for the infant if the mother was so farking out of it/poor she couldn't even get prenatal care.  I'm calling shenanigans on this one.


/stopped reading article after that line.
 
2013-03-03 09:29:04 PM

chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...


RTA, the medicine was stopped and suddenly the child was found, five months later with no traces of HIV.  Now the doctors have no answer why, but will claim "Wow, look what we did."

When did no treatment become a 'cure'?  Is this the old walk it off, you'll be okay medical plan?
 
2013-03-03 09:35:46 PM
Submitted this with the same headline.

/Still f*cking awesome.
 
2013-03-03 09:37:42 PM

lack of warmth: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

RTA, the medicine was stopped and suddenly the child was found, five months later with no traces of HIV.  Now the doctors have no answer why, but will claim "Wow, look what we did."

When did no treatment become a 'cure'?  Is this the old walk it off, you'll be okay medical plan?


Sounds like they were treating it shortly after birth.
 
2013-03-03 09:40:39 PM
when this poor kid is on her own and no longer relying on her parents for support, put that biatch in jail
 
2013-03-03 09:41:06 PM
im going to celebrate by having gay unprotected anal seckz!!!!
 
2013-03-03 09:41:14 PM

skullkrusher: when this poor kid is on her own and no longer relying on her parents for support, put that biatch in jail


biatch being the mom, not the kid.
 
2013-03-03 09:49:19 PM

Marine1: Mine was better.

"Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by Gay".


You call that better?
 
2013-03-03 09:49:25 PM

Cheesus: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Shush, it was definitely prayer.  God cured this kid, not "science".

/not sure why God created HIV, but whatev


Dude, didn't you read the comments under the article? It's a "man made" virus and it's somehow linked to this person called "big pharma" that I guess keeps people in other countries from stopping it. So it wasn't god who made HIV, ya goddamm blasphemer.

Jixa: How the hell were they able to afford the incredibly expensive medications for the infant if the mother was so farking out of it/poor she couldn't even get prenatal care.  I'm calling shenanigans on this one.


/stopped reading article after that line.


In the US, babies and children get special treatment when it comes to medical care through various department of health and human services programs. In my state, she would have been able to get prenatal care and treatment, but that may not be the case everywhere. Then again, my state is so freakin' expensive we've got old folks and others on Social Security or with low incomes sleeping by the river because they don't make the minimum to be eligible to rent a place. It's a trade off. If you're poor, you can live here and enjoy nice weather and prenatal care that will also get you your retrovirals while you sleep by the river, or you can have a roof over your head and pray your HIV away in another state. It's a crappy tradeoff, but there it is.
 
2013-03-03 09:52:13 PM
Did the baby fark Joseph Smith or is that just a rumored way to cure AIDS
 
2013-03-03 09:54:12 PM
Could have all been avoided if the kid had just abstained from having unprotected premarital sex...
 
2013-03-03 10:01:56 PM

Marine1: lack of warmth: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

RTA, the medicine was stopped and suddenly the child was found, five months later with no traces of HIV.  Now the doctors have no answer why, but will claim "Wow, look what we did."

When did no treatment become a 'cure'?  Is this the old walk it off, you'll be okay medical plan?

Sounds like they were treating it shortly after birth.


Only for the first 18 months before the mom and child went missing.  The article states they continue treatment for the remainder of the child's life.  It has been 10 months without treatment and no HIV.  That is like taking antibiotics for poison ivy, but quit early.  Like it stated in the article they expected the virus to come back with a vengeance, but were surprised and cannot explain it.  Somehow that isn't stopping them from calling it a 'cure'.  Now what will they say if they cannot repeat the success they had with this child?  Unexplained things happen in the medical field all the time and until they can prove this by repeating the cycle, then the word cure is too early for reason.  I am totally cool with this working, even if this only works with newborns.  I am just worried about the next child that would've lived with the old treatment plan, but dies when they try this and fail.  Sadly, I know it may be the only way to prove or disprove this method.  Remember doctors are only practicing.

I've had poison ivy 3 times, the first time the prescription was used to the letter and it returned.  I tried a home remedy and it work much faster and with a surety for the other two times as well.  I do not turn from medicine but they don't know everything.
 
2013-03-03 10:02:31 PM
Dem evul gheys messin' with teh natuhul ordah of t'ings curin' the Holy H.I.V. given' to dem by Jeebus 'cause dey evul!
 
2013-03-03 10:02:42 PM
I saw this article earlier and was going to submit it with this headline (almost verbatim), but I figured somebody else would.

And now that I've read the thread I see that there were better headlines anyway.

/cliches may be boring, but at least they're dependable.
 
2013-03-03 10:07:29 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Marine1: Mine was better.
"Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by Gay".
So close: "Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by a Gay" might have been more troll worthy.


You should know the articles don't matter on Fark.
 
2013-03-03 10:10:00 PM
I blame Bush.
 
2013-03-03 10:10:38 PM
Was it really HIV or was it Tommy Morrison syndrome?
 
2013-03-03 10:11:31 PM

Krieghund: ArcadianRefugee: Marine1: Mine was better.
"Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by Gay".
So close: "Baby born with HIV-1 believed to be cured by a Gay" might have been more troll worthy.

You should know the articles don't matter on Fark.


i703.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-03 10:12:37 PM
I was going to submit it with the same headline, but I thought that was lame and obvious, and somebody would get approved with one that actually had some wit.

But noooo.
 
2013-03-03 10:13:43 PM

Marine1: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Cheesus: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Shush, it was definitely prayer.  God cured this kid, not "science".

/not sure why God created HIV, but whatev

FWIW, the Washington Post article gave this quote from Gay:

'In Mississippi, Gay gives the child a check-up every few months: "I just check for the virus and keep praying that it stays gone." '

/no one is debating that science led to this...


I beg to differ:

"That's a miracle," says Carlos del Rio, co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research and a board member at HIVMA (the HIV Medicine Association), who wasn't involved in the study.

Not science, not an unexpected outcome, not fine medical care... a "miracle".  A supernatural event.  There simply is not enough facepalm.
 
2013-03-03 10:22:23 PM
In Brown's case, the donor carried a genetic mutation that protects people from HIV

The genetic mutation is called CCR5 ∆32. In a nutshell, CCR5 is a receptor through the majority of HIV virus strains infect host cells. If you lack a CCR5 receptor, the HIV virus has no place to bind to and enter your cells to infect them.  Everyone carries two copies of a gene. If you carry a homozygous mutation in the CCR5 receptor (two copies are the same), very few if any of your cells have the CCR5 receptor, and you are effectively immune from contracting all but the most exotic strains of HIV because it has no place to bind, infect, and replicate. If you carry the heterozygous mutation in CCR5 (one normal, one mutated), some of your cells have the CCR5 receptor and you can still become infected, but are classified as a "long term non-progressor" which means you carry the virus but it takes years for it to develop into full fledged AIDS if untreated. If you carry a homozygous normal CCR5, (no mutation) you basically upend and die from AIDS within a short time of contracting HIV if it goes untreated.   Most of the high profile AIDS deaths in the early 1980s were likely from people with homozygous "normal" genetics or from heterozygous mutations who carried the disease since the late 1970s without knowing it because they showed no symptoms until the 1980s.

The mutation increased in the white population because it also conferred resistance to bubonic plague. Prior to the Plagues of the Middle Ages, some studies suggest that levels of CCR5 ∆32 mutation were probably relatively consistent across the globe, but because the Plagues eradicated so many people with normal genetics, the mutation became much more common in people with Northern European descent.

This is the percentage of CCR ∆32 in different ethnic populations:
European Descent: 16%
African Americans: 2%
Ashkenazi Jew: 13%
Middle Eastern: 2-6%

In this case, it sounds like the little tike hit the lottery. Oh, and ever wonder why African countries are rampant with AIDS and other developing countries around the world are not? They have little natural defense from HIV, because they never experienced the great plagues like my ancestors did in Europe.

So for some white Northern Europeans, say "yay" to no-consequences gay sex!

(well, except for drug-resistant gonorrhea, which may kill us all)
 
2013-03-03 10:23:09 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Marine1: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Cheesus: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Shush, it was definitely prayer.  God cured this kid, not "science".

/not sure why God created HIV, but whatev

FWIW, the Washington Post article gave this quote from Gay:

'In Mississippi, Gay gives the child a check-up every few months: "I just check for the virus and keep praying that it stays gone." '

/no one is debating that science led to this...

I beg to differ:

"That's a miracle," says Carlos del Rio, co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research and a board member at HIVMA (the HIV Medicine Association), who wasn't involved in the study.

Not science, not an unexpected outcome, not fine medical care... a "miracle".  A supernatural event.  There simply is not enough facepalm.


he might've been speaking metaphorically rather than claiming supernatural intercession... ya know, being a farking scientist and stuff.
 
2013-03-03 10:27:01 PM
Hero tag disappeared??? For once Mississippi gets it right. And nothing is said? Oh let Mississippi do something wrong and dark lambastes the state. I'm from Mississippi and while the state has done some incredibly stupid and lame things.... but we have done something incredibly wonderful and nothing is said... hmmm methinks Fark is a bit slanted.

All that aside , finally a miracle!!!!!
 
2013-03-03 10:27:47 PM

deltaqueen: Hero tag disappeared??? For once Mississippi gets it right. And nothing is said? Oh let Mississippi do something wrong and dark lambastes the state. I'm from Mississippi and while the state has done some incredibly stupid and lame things.... but we have done something incredibly wonderful and nothing is said... hmmm methinks Fark is a bit slanted.

All that aside , finally a miracle!!!!!


Fark not dark, my bad.
 
2013-03-03 10:43:18 PM

skullkrusher: Benevolent Misanthrope: Marine1: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Cheesus: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Shush, it was definitely prayer.  God cured this kid, not "science".

/not sure why God created HIV, but whatev

FWIW, the Washington Post article gave this quote from Gay:

'In Mississippi, Gay gives the child a check-up every few months: "I just check for the virus and keep praying that it stays gone." '

/no one is debating that science led to this...

I beg to differ:

"That's a miracle," says Carlos del Rio, co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research and a board member at HIVMA (the HIV Medicine Association), who wasn't involved in the study.

Not science, not an unexpected outcome, not fine medical care... a "miracle".  A supernatural event.  There simply is not enough facepalm.

he might've been speaking metaphorically rather than claiming supernatural intercession... ya know, being a farking scientist and stuff.


Then, being a scientist, speaking on a matter of science, he should know better than to invoke a farking deity, even metaphorically.  But we as a society are so used to that kind of bullshiat, we don't even notice most of the time.
 
2013-03-03 11:01:01 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: skullkrusher: Benevolent Misanthrope: Marine1: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Cheesus: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Shush, it was definitely prayer.  God cured this kid, not "science".

/not sure why God created HIV, but whatev

FWIW, the Washington Post article gave this quote from Gay:

'In Mississippi, Gay gives the child a check-up every few months: "I just check for the virus and keep praying that it stays gone." '

/no one is debating that science led to this...

I beg to differ:

"That's a miracle," says Carlos del Rio, co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research and a board member at HIVMA (the HIV Medicine Association), who wasn't involved in the study.

Not science, not an unexpected outcome, not fine medical care... a "miracle".  A supernatural event.  There simply is not enough facepalm.

he might've been speaking metaphorically rather than claiming supernatural intercession... ya know, being a farking scientist and stuff.

Then, being a scientist, speaking on a matter of science, he should know better than to invoke a farking deity, even metaphorically.  But we as a society are so used to that kind of bullshiat, we don't even notice most of the time.


Oh my farking god, it's a culturally-understood figure of speech.  Get over yourself.
 
2013-03-03 11:03:14 PM
 
2013-03-03 11:04:35 PM

1000 Ways to Dye: I was going to submit it with the same headline, but I thought that was lame and obvious, and somebody would get approved with one that actually had some wit.

But noooo.


This is fark. Wit has no place here.
 
2013-03-03 11:04:59 PM

escheff3: Oh my farking god, it's a culturally-understood figure of speech.  Get over yourself.


You do realize, of course, that the same bullshiat argument is made for things like flying the Confederate battle flag and using racial slurs, right?
 
2013-03-03 11:08:42 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: skullkrusher: Benevolent Misanthrope: Marine1: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Cheesus: chemical_angel: It was Medicine, not prayer? Odd ...

Shush, it was definitely prayer.  God cured this kid, not "science".

/not sure why God created HIV, but whatev

FWIW, the Washington Post article gave this quote from Gay:

'In Mississippi, Gay gives the child a check-up every few months: "I just check for the virus and keep praying that it stays gone." '

/no one is debating that science led to this...

I beg to differ:

"That's a miracle," says Carlos del Rio, co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research and a board member at HIVMA (the HIV Medicine Association), who wasn't involved in the study.

Not science, not an unexpected outcome, not fine medical care... a "miracle".  A supernatural event.  There simply is not enough facepalm.

he might've been speaking metaphorically rather than claiming supernatural intercession... ya know, being a farking scientist and stuff.

Then, being a scientist, speaking on a matter of science, he should know better than to invoke a farking deity, even metaphorically.  But we as a society are so used to that kind of bullshiat, we don't even notice most of the time.


He's not suggesting people pray the AIDS away. He doesn't say God made this happen. He says it's a "miracle". Totally unexpected, against the odds, a surprising yet positive result. English motherfarker, do you speak it?
 
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