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Hiv Cure Update
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
With medications will there be an HIV cure by at least the year 2020? Or around that area of time?
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
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
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 is the newest 3 meds in 1 combination pill that just came out. There are others on the way soon! ...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
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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
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