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Cure for AIDS??

An article by the AP in USA Today reports that doctors think they have cured a man with AIDS by doing a "targeted bone marrow transplant." The marrow was taken from a donor who had inherited a a genetic mutation from both parents that prevents HIV from attaching to cells.

A physician quoted from the Mayo clinic was skeptical that the treatment actually eliminated the virus from the man and said that more thourough tests would need to be done to be sure.

This article takes a risk by using the word "cured" in the title. While some people may believe that this man is "cured" it is not definite. That word carries a lot with it. It should be used carefully by the media because of the weight it carries and it should only be used when sufficient evidence is available to support the claim.