Ok, I'm sorry to tell you all, but the whole "guy with leukemia gets bone marrow transplant, is cured of his HIV" thing is pretty old news, and it will never work on a large scale
1) This gene is rare, and bone marrow donors with this gene are even rarer. You'd have to wait for a transplant that not only has this gene, but is a match for you... you'll probably die of AIDS faster than you find someone.
2) Bone marrow transplants are extremely risky procedures (10% chance of death, even greater chance of complications) and is only used as a last resort (like if you're in the late stages of leukemia).
Nothing to get excited about here, folks. That one guy was literally just a fluke, nothing more.
Now stem cells, that might be promising, but I haven't seen any studies about that yet.
edited 19th May '11 6:06:44 PM by zoulza