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Jeff Getty, AIDS Activist, Passes Away

by Savitha C Muppala on  October 16, 2006 at 7:49 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Jeff Getty, AIDS Activist, Passes Away
AIDS activist Jeff Getty, a sport in the true sense of the word, a willing guinea pig for several treatments including the famous bone marrow transplant from a baboon, passed away in California at age 49. Getty leaves behind Ken Kleuh, wife and companion for 26 years, his dad and three siblings.
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Getty died of heart failure in Joshua tree, Calif. Getty following a cancer treatment. He became famous after Doctors at San Francisco General Hospital transplanted into him bone marrow from a baboon in 1995. The experiment did not do much to the medical field and was termed a failure, yet Getty regained his health and continued to offer himself as a guinea pig for several experiments.

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Getty is deeply remembered for his contribution to the development of a mixture of drugs, successful in controlling AIDS.

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