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Can i cure my hiv?

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Dr. Camilla Graham answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

We have learned so much about HIV in the last 20+ years, and treatment for HIV is light years ahead of where we were even 15 years ago. But, once it integrates into cells' dna, we do not know how to dislodge it yet, so we do not know how to cure it. But the medications available today are highly effective, simpler to take, have low side effects, and should provide a near-normal life expectancy.

Answered Aug 28, 2017

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Dr. Daniel Lee answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

There is no cure for HIV right now because HIV can lie dormant (sleeping) in various locations or reservoirs. The current HIV meds require that HIV be actively replicating or trying to make more copies of itself. In addition, the current meds are good at clearing the blood of hiv, but may not get into areas like the lymph node or brain or other tissues well. Thus, there is no cure for now...

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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