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Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Worried about actual HIV status even after negative results?

Well, was the HIV: Testing done after the window when you could have the disease but still test as negative? Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can i cure my hiv?

Can i cure my hiv?

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. ...Read more

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Can garlic can cure hiv?

Can garlic can cure hiv?

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. ...Read more

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Will garani mw1 herb can cure hiv?

No: There is no cure for hiv/aids. I assure you i there were any herbal remedies that cure HIV the pharmaceutical companies would have figured out a way to package it into an fda approved medication to exploit it for profit. The only treatments for HIV are antiviral regimens that suppress the viral load. ...Read more

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Can HIV be cured if it's treated quickly?

Can HIV be cured if it's treated quickly?

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. ...Read more

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Does HIV have a cure or are they close to finding one?

Does HIV have a cure or are they close to finding one?

No cure yet: Hiv infection can be suppressed by effective antiretroviral therapy . However, no cure yet. Vaccine also not very effective as of now. ...Read more

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Do you think HIV will ever be cured? Are there any new meds that came out the past year?

Yes and Yes!: As an HIV provider, i definitely have hope that HIV can be cured in the future. It has not been easy as the virus is elusive. I feel that we are still missing some critical piece of information about HIV that may lead to the cure. The good news is that there are many excellent meds. Complera (emtricitabine and rilpivirine and tenofovir) is the newest 3 meds in 1 combination pill that just came out. There are others on the way soon! ...Read more

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After how many months you will have symptoms of hiv?And what are the symptons?Hiv can be cured?

After how many months you will have symptoms of hiv?And what are the symptons?Hiv can be cured?

HIV infection: Most people do not feel their HIV infection. There are some who do get a viral illness like the worst flu of their lives when they get infected, but these symptoms do not last long. Hiv can be managed, but not cured. ...Read more

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With medications will there be an HIV cure by at least the year 2020? Or around that area of time?

Living with HIV: There are some incredible research projects underway looking at creating HIV immunity. A whole group of us are working with the ragon institute to identify why some with HIV are protected. There are many other interesting projects. Have hope! ...Read more

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Is it true that there has been cures for HIV but hidden by governments because of the potential loss of income through anti retroviral drugs?

Myths: Nope. not in any way is this common myth true. We are now thirty years into the epidemic and those treated effectively are not functionally HIV negative. The recent advances leading to cure in Hep C give us even more hope that the variety of research in the world focusing on HIV cure can bring us this hopeful opportunity within the next ten years. ...Read more

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Why HIV has no cure yet?

Why HIV has no cure yet?

Its complicated: Its a very complicated immune process and the virus thus far has been able to evade all our bodies defenses. ...Read more

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Why is there no cure for hiv?

HIV can lie dormant: 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... ...Read more

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Is the cure of aids same as hiv?

Is the cure of aids same as hiv?

Yes, theoretically: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, leading to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a cure for hiv?

Can you tell me is there a cure for hiv?

HIV Cure?: Unfortunately we've no reliable HIV cures. There are 2 documented cases of 'cure' 1. The berlin patient: received a stem cell transplant w/ a ccr5 deleted donor while on haart and has no evidence of active hiv. This is incredible but a stem cell transplant is not an easy process. 2. Mississippi baby: received mega-haart from birth to approx 1 yr ; has no evidence active infection we have hope. ...Read more

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Is HIV be cured permanently on early stage?

Not: permanently cured. But if HIV positive there are many healthy lifestyle choices that can be be made in addition to antiretroviral therapy (ART) to promote continued good health. ...Read more

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Could there be a homeopathic cure or healer for hiv?

Could there be a homeopathic cure or healer for hiv?

Gaining on it: Homeopathy is known to help many systemic illnesses which conventional medicine has not yet cured. Conventional treatments have dramatically improved both lifespan and quality of life for people with hiv. Homeopathy also has a collaborative place in these people's ongoing care. It needs to be done by experienced, rigorous professionals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23795222. ...Read more

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Does it possible for next 10 year will has hiv, aid cure?

Does it possible for next 10 year will has hiv, aid cure?

Yes: This is possible. The rate of progress in research on this disease has been nothing short of incredible, and the information gained has been invaluable in all areas of understanding of our immune system. On the other hand, malaria has been investigated for a much longer period and we still lack a full understanding of this organism. Eliminating this virus from humans remains the goal. ...Read more

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After how many months does HIV turns into aids?And aids can be cured?

After how many months does HIV turns into aids?And aids can be cured?

Years; No: Hiv infection has historically progressed to full-blown aids in 5-20 years. Hiv infection cannot be cured, but its progression can be arrested with medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more