But the thought of another ten years' wait at least is getting me down.
German scientists have succeeded in snipping the virus that causes AIDS out of human cells, leaving them healthy again. The procedure is a breakthrough in bio-technology and fuels hope of a cure for AIDS.
I know it shouldn't, because any step forward is positive news, but I don't feel like waiting that long - and I'm not even infected. Even after having pondered my own mortality extensively (be it in a "to be, or not to be"-fashion) I can't imagine what someone who is HIV-positive must feel when reading this kind of report.
I do know a little of how hard it is to live with HIV, however, even with the current treatments being so much better than before. One's whole life, one's job may consist of working on staying healthy, on staying alive, simply leaving no, or at least not enough, time or energy to hold a job.
Source: Deutsche Welle, with thanks to Lynette.