- I have added such a link in the explanation. Unfortunately, you have to subscribe to the magazine asterisked in the comic, so the link goes to another one. It also helps to Google "nejm aug 10 2011". Anonymous 04:51, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Trial appears to have been a success, although the patient now has no B-cells and thus a compromised immune system (will need regular gamma globulin transfusions and the like). 188.8.131.52 16:54, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
I know it's a joke, but just in case people are taking this seriously, this is worth a read.  The key word should have been "lentivirus", not "HIV". The T cells were modified using a heavily altered lentivirus derived from HIV. The virus shouldn't be referred to as HIV, though it makes for some great headlines. 184.108.40.206 20:40, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
Before WWII there was an succesful method of curing syphilis with malaria (malariotherapy). Maybe a reference220.127.116.11 11:32, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Interesting. I had heard a "story" some time ago that disease brought to higher latitudes from newly discovered tropical countries laid waste to myriads due to the fact that the climate was cooler. Maybe it was related to the lack of suitable pathogens in the communities.
Isn't "HIV virus" redundant? 18.104.22.168 02:24, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
- Yes, yes it is. Anonymous 20:25, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't think it's a reference to the little old lady who swallowed a fly - I think it's a reference to the use of introducing invasive species as pest control (like cane toads) and how you might try to control that invasive species by introducing their natural predator 22.214.171.124 06:49, 23 September 2021 (UTC)