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A 31-year-old male asked:

is there any cure for hiv 1?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
HIV: There is presently a good deal of intensive research going in in regards to the treatment of hiv. While a cure has not yet been described there has been significant success in slowing the progression of this disease.
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
No: There is no cure for HIV. However, the treatments for HIV are far better than they were in the past. Many people with HIV who have access to these medications can live long and full lives with the help of their health care providers.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

What is HIV 1 and how does one get it?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
It is HIV: Hiv is human immunodeficiency virus--type 1 or 2...Does not matter which type...It is transmitted via sexual/vaginal/anal intercourses, needle sticks/sharing, and mom-child transmission during pregnancy/birth (vertical transmission)...Kissing and simple touching does not transmit the disease...
A 47-year-old member asked:

Whats the difference between hiv-1 and 2 ?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Different strain: Hiv-1 and hiv-2 both produce aids , both are lethal if untreated, infection spread same way. Hiv- 2 is less common mostly confined to west africa , genetic test will differentiate one from other.
A 32-year-old member asked:

After 8 months and tested negative in hiv-1 test is there a possibility that i'm still risk of having hiv?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Very slim: A handful of persons have been documented as converting from negative to positive 12 months after an occupational (non-sexual) exposure to hiv. Most individuals who become infected will have a positive test by three months after the exposure, many even sooner.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: hiv-1?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
HIV Strain: Hiv-1 is a strain of hiv. There are 2 strains hiv-1 and hiv-2. Hiv-1 strain is classifiable into 3 main categories m, o and n. The groups are further dividable into what we refer to as "subtypes" or clades.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Any hopes of HIV 1 cure in future?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Not in near future: Millions of dollars are currently being spent at various worldwide academic institutions to come up with cure for hiv. To date...No success has been achieved but hope must not be lost.

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