Today, I learned about the first man to be cured of HIV, and I am so excited about what this means for the future of medicine. Timothy Ray Brown, the patient, received a stem-cell transplant in 2007 after being diagnosed with leukemia.
I know that a stem-cell transplant is a very risky procedure and that this is certainly not the cure for HIV... but it is certainly a milestone. And I can't help but think about the hope this must bring to those that suffer from this debilitating disease.
I know it will take time, but I hope this is the beginning of the end.
This will change lives, people!