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is it possible we actually have a cure?for aids by now?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: Only one person has ever been cured of HIV infection, and he was cured with a bone marrow transplant using marrow from a donor who was genetically immune to HIV infection. This is clearly not a feasible way to cure HIV infection, but it may lead to more practical advances.

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Is lupus like aids?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
No : Lupus is an auto immune disorder. Aids is an infection that destroys one immune system. They both are very serious diseases that can make one very ill but the cause of each is very different.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How does aids affect the immune system?

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Dr. Rishi Kumar
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Anesthesiology 8 years experience
Hits white bld cells: The HIV virus (leading to aids) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "cd4+ t-helper" cell. With these cells knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can mosquitos transmit aids?

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No: Mosquitos do not transmit hiv.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Can you be immune to aids?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Maybe: Aids is the end result. It would be immunity to the HIV virus. There have been documented cases of hiv-resistant despite infected people. These are a small minority and it turns out that the majority of these discoveries have been on the african continent.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How serious is having lupus and aids?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Very complex: Caution with lupus medications. Be certain that the diagnosis is correct. Sometimes HIV can cause positive lupus tests even if you don't have lupus.

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