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A 41-year-old member asked:

can hiv be cured?

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Dr. Edward Junn
Emergency Medicine 33 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.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: No cure as of yet.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can HIV be cured if it's treated quickly?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
No, unfortunately: Once HIV is detected, it has gotten into cells in the body and we do not currently know how to completely eliminate (cure) this infection. It does look like early antiretroviral therapy may provide benefit in terms of stabilizing the immune system. See a doctor as soon as possible if you have any suspicion that you could have gotten hiv.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can i cure my hiv?

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Infectious Disease 27 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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A female asked:

Will garani mw1 herb can cure hiv?

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Dr. Henry Selke
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
Any studies?: I visited the companies website to learn more about this product. I also tried to search to see if there have been any published studies about the active ingredient and impact on hiv. I was not able to find any data to support the claim that this product can treat or cure hiv. I would suggest spending your money on something else. If you have hiv, talk to doctor about medical treatment options.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is there a good scientific cure for hiv?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No cure likely: Hiv integrates itself into the genome of reserve cells that keep the immune system supplied. I agree with most scientists that there's no reasonable prospect of removing these. The best for which we can hope is to find some immune-enhancer that will make the antibody response to HIV more effective so it might keep the blood free of the virus. Eager to hear other doctors' input.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why HIV has no cure yet?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Wily virus: The HIV virus is very wily. Because it integrated itself in our cellular dna we would have to kill our own cells to kill the virus. We have not gotten to the point where we can selectively cause programmed cell death in HIV infected cells and protect normal cells. Much work is being done on this with small molecule, vaccines, immunotherapies and haart. Hopefully we will cure it soon.

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