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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Are scientists in the world closer to finding a cure for hiv/aids yet after all these years?

Are scientists in the world closer to finding a cure for hiv/aids yet after all these years?

Slow progress: I would love to be optimistic and say that we will have a cure soon, but i think the researchers are still missing a key understanding of how HIV and/or how our immune system works or is affected by hiv. Understanding these issues will give us more information on how to combat hiv, likely via vaccination so that we can stimulate our own immune system to recognize and kill HIV everywhere in body. ...Read more

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What happens to the person who - one day - cures hiv/aids.?

Win the Nobel Prize: He/she will probably win the nobel prize for medicine. ...Read more

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Hiii sirr one of my frnd suffering with hiv.Is there any medicines to cure completely.And also she is carrying 6th month pregnancy?

Hiii  sirr one of my frnd suffering with hiv.Is there any medicines to cure completely.And also she is carrying  6th month pregnancy?

HIV Is Treatable: Hiv is a permanent, life threatening disease that has no cure. There are very good and effective medications that keep the HIV suppressed and from harming the human. There are very good medications that keep the baby safe during pregnancy and after. I would advise you to make sure your friend is seeing an HIV expert as part of her health care team. ...Read more

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Would cured/treated primary complex at 5 years old affect hiv test result at 25 years old, 9 months after exposure? Primary complex was just one-off

Would cured/treated primary complex at 5 years old affect hiv test result at 25 years old, 9 months after exposure? Primary complex was just one-off

No: Primary complex if tuberculosis (TB). Having TB currently or in the past should not alter the results of modern HIV tests. If a person is not monogamous with an HIV-negative partner, meaning she has other possible but low-risk exposures, she can get see her primary care doctor and ask about routine screening. It might be annual testing. ...Read more

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Doctor i haven't found not one person who has been cured for gastritis. Is it like HIV no cure?

Doctor i haven't found not one person who has been cured for gastritis. Is it like HIV no cure?

Seek a biopsy: The two most common types of gastritis are helicobacter gastritis and reactive gastropathy. Reactive gastropathy has to be managed clinically. Helicobacter can be cleared with antibiotics. A biopsy should help to differentiate the type of gastritis. ...Read more

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My cd count is 500 after finding out a year ago I've HIV, how many years can I go before taking meds?

My cd count is 500 after finding out a year ago I've HIV, how many years can I go before taking meds?

HIV treatment: The latest recommendations are to start treatment no matter 'what' your CD4 count. The reason is that you're losing immunologic function every year you are not on meds. The meds these days are much much better than in years past, so side-effects are less. I recommend you start a conversation with an ID doc about going on therapy. I have seen great results with the combination fixed-dose meds. ...Read more

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What is the main obstacle in finding a way to kill HIV in body?

HIV can be latent: The main obstacle with killing HIV is that it can be latent, which means that HIV can hide from the immune system by laying dormant (sleeping) or latent in the body. The current HIV meds can only work when HIV is actively dividing, not when it is latent. Another obstacle is that the anti-hiv meds can clear HIV in the blood, but cannot get in high enough concentrations in other parts of the body. ...Read more

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INTERMITTENT SWOLLEN NODES, MUSC FATIGUE x 8 yrs. HIV NEG. NO ABNORMAL TESTS. DOCS NOT FINDING ANYTHING. SUGGESTIONS?

INTERMITTENT  SWOLLEN NODES, MUSC FATIGUE x 8 yrs. HIV NEG. NO ABNORMAL TESTS. DOCS NOT FINDING ANYTHING. SUGGESTIONS?

There are other: things that can cause swollen lymph nodes. CMV, Epstein barr virus (EBV) which causes mononucleosis, lymphoma, leukemia, Hepatitis B or C are a small sample of those things. Also tropical diseases and parasites. You should ask your healthcare provider if these things need to be tested. ...Read more

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Is kissing a high-risk behavior, low-risk behavior, or a no-risk behavior for contracting hiv? I'm a high school student and i'm taking a health & physical education course. I'm having a hard time finding the answer to this question.

According : According to the center for disease control (one of the best sources for accurate information): "it depends on the type of kissing. There is no risk from closed-mouth kissing. There is an extremely low-risk from deep, open-mouth kissing if there are sores or bleeding gums and blood is exchanged. Therefore, persons living with HIV should avoid this behavior with a non-infected partner." for the sake of your homework, i'd go with no-risk. Below i've attached the cdc website on HIV transmission. Maybe you'll get extra credit for specifying the no-risk vs. Low risk behaviors. ...Read more

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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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Is HIV conclusive after one year?

Nearly so: If the HIV nucleic acid test is negative, it is conclusive, if the antibody test is negative after one year, it is nearly conclusive evidence for lack of HIV infection. Positive result by either method would also be conclusive of HIV infection. ...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?

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

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