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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: At present there are no established cures for aids. Recent case reports suggest that prompt treatment early in the course of infection might be curative, but this is far from certain, and once the disease is established it can be treated and suppressed but not wholly cured, at least with current technology. ...Read more
Win the Nobel Prize: He/she will probably win the nobel prize for medicine. ...Read more
A cure....not soon: A cure soon...Not likely. A male in germany was cured via bone marrow transplant. This is an extremely dangerous medical procedure (which they would never do to just cure hiv). That person had an underlying fatal leukemia that needed treatment. A baby recently reported cured. I'm guessing the child acquired HIV in the birth canal. If caught w/i 72hours we have a good chance to eradicate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good day, dr joel'm interested in information, if possible cure HIV / aids with tetrasil and where do I get it? I hope my answer soon thanks ... Ariel
Is it possible to cure HIV positive person through a series of transfusions of HIV negative blood?
No : There isn't a cure at this time. ...Read more
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
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
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
Is it true that there are countries outside of the US such as Cuba and Japan that have already found a cure for HIV?
Prevent; no cure yet: Scientists & researchers are working on a safe, proven cure. They may be close, but there's no universal cure for HIV yet anywhere - US or otherwise. A patient in Germany underwent chemotherapy & stem cell transplant (for other reasons) & happened to rid HIV from his body; however, it's uncertain if that works long-term. For now, HIV is treated but not cured w/ antiretrovirals. Prevention is best. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Is that true there's Cure for HIV I heared from the news and everywhere so I am wondering if any one of u doctors know about this?
No cure yet,but: When well treated , can result in a normal life span. ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more