#rsrh DSK / HIV.

Well, now.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have more to worry about than a possible prison sentence.

The IMF chief’s alleged sex-assault victim lives in a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV or AIDS, The Post has learned.

It is, in fact, a shame – for the woman, of course.  But if DSK actually did commit rape (read the article for why I’m calling it that now) then I am forced to note that my sympathy is muted.  Particularly since even though it’s unlikely that he’ll catch the disease himself (or so I’m told) AND even if he gets off of the charges somehow the man’s ‘love’ life just took a nosedive anyway.


#rsrh An AIDS cure?

I see that I have gotten your attention.

Via RedState colleague Aaron Gardner comes this report from Germany suggesting that they’ve managed to kill the HIV virus.  As I have had it explained to me, German doctors treating a HIV-positive patient suffering from leukemia (immune system) with adult* stem cells taken from a donor with a particular mutation (one that offers a heightened resistance to the HIV virus).  After two transplants, the leukemia went into remission – and the HIV virus is no longer detectable in the patients bloodstream, after 3.5 years.

This is highly exciting news, but one caveat: this treatment involved first destroying the patient’s existing immune system via chemotherapy and radiation.  Which is better than dying, but it’s not really a treatment that’s currently amenable to mass production methods.  Still: possible first, easy later.

Moe Lane (more…)


#rsrh Peter Wehner smacks around John Derbyshire.

Oh, good.  John Derbyshire hates former President Bush’s African AIDS initiative.  That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside; but not as much as reading Peter Wehner’s elegant, devastating, and – most importantly – informed destruction of Derbyshire.  It’s always nice to see nativist fools (particularly nativist fools who weren’t born here, and who want to slam the door firmly shut behind them) schooled so comprehensively.

Via Jeffrey Goldberg, who is nonetheless all wet with his call to stop contributing to an Israeli firefighting emergency fund.  That comes perilously close to irony, in fact.


Someone in Obama’s name sentenced AIDS victims to die.


(Via Instapundit) I am not exaggerating. We are dealing with the real world now, and in the real world you do not cavalierly and abruptly disrupt groups providing vitally critical medical assistance without ill result: (more…)

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