NEWS on AIDS…
It seems as if a miracle has happened, proven by a man named Timothy Brown, who was once diagnosed with AIDS but is now disease-free.
According to ABC News, 46-year-old Brown received a transplant of blood stem cells to treat leukemia in 2007, and now his body shows no signs of the virus, making him the world’s sole victor over AIDS. And while he is a special case, doctors hope to repeat the procedure used on Brown for others.
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Incurable Gonorrhea Strain Spreading
In 2008, Japanese scientists announced they had found a strain of gonorrhea that resists all antibiotics, and the “superbug” could become an international medical threat. Reuters reports that the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that the sexually transmitted disease strain is indeed spreading and has been found in patients in Australia, France, Norway, Sweden and Britain.
“Gonorrhoea is becoming a major public health challenge,” said Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, from the WHO’s department of reproductive health and research. She said more than 106 million people are newly infected with the disease every year.