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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can garlic can cure hiv?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 30 years experience
Garlic is no cure...: Garlic tastes good, but sadly, it cannot cure hiv.
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No cure, meds can help: There are currently no cures for HIV, however treatment may lower a person's viral count to virtually undetectable but the infection remains. Medications help keep viral replication at a minimum and some drugs are used to treat co-occurring illnesses and conditions. Healthy lifestyles based on exercise and diet are also beneficial as is screening for other chronic, treatable disease.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can HIV be cured?

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Dr. Edward Junn
Emergency Medicine 34 years experience
Almost: Today's medical regimen has vastly improved lives of patients with aids to the point where they can lead normal lives - a good example is magic johnson. It is not a cure but the HIV can be managed. We are still working on a vaccine.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can i cure my hiv?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 28 years experience
I wish we knew how: 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.

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