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Is it possible to get cured of aids?

Is it possible to get cured of aids?

No: There has been only one well documented caase of a cure, and it involved bone marrow transplantation with the marrow from a donor who was immune to hiv. This is not a practical way to cure HIV for people who don't need a marrow transplant, but it could lead to other approaches. There is a lot of money and effort being spent on cure research right now. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more


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Is it a cure for aids?

Is it a cure for aids?

No: No cure, but treatment can suppress the infection and let you live a normal life, or close to it. The earlier you are diagnosed and sooner you start treatment, the better. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for aids?

Is there a cure for aids?

No cure yet: It's not surprising that there's no cure yet. Hiv is a very complex virus that inserts its own dna into human dna. Even if you eliminate the circulating virus, there's still viral dna that can reactivate. It's also important to note that in the history of medicine, we have cured only one viral disease--hepatitis c--and only very recently. There is hope for a cure, but it won't happen soon. ...Read more

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How can I submit my cure for aids?

How can I submit my cure for aids?

Let's think: Please forgive my frankness. Life has taught me about the human capacity for self-deception, especially when we mean only the best. Science is the most cutthroat of all human activities, and if an actual cure existed that was simple enough to a lay person to discover, the nih piranhas would have found it long ago. Get the education you need to join real research ; your dream may yet come true. ...Read more

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Why isnt there a cure for aids disease?

Why isnt there a cure for aids disease?

It's complicated: Hiv is a complicated virus and it's exact mechanism of effect on the immune system isn't fully understood. This is all made worse by poor funding of aids research. ...Read more

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Are we getting close to find a cure for aids?

Not close yet: 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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Why is it taking so long to find a cure for AIDS?

Many reasons: There are many technical reasons why it is taking so long to find a cure for AIDS. Vaccines are in development, but HIV hides very well from detection by the immune system. Our current meds can clear HIV from blood, but it hides out in places where the meds can't reach. HIV also damages the immune response so that even if we detect HIV, it cannot clear HIV from the body effectively. ...Read more

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I'd like to know if they really find cure for aids?

AIDS is not cured: Nope. There is no cure for HIV infection yet. But, there is excellent treatment to fully suppress the virus. ...Read more

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Is it possible we actually have a cure?For aids by now?

No: Only one person has ever been cured of HIV infection, and he was cured with a bone marrow transplant using marrow from a donor who was genetically immune to HIV infection. This is clearly not a feasible way to cure HIV infection, but it may lead to more practical advances. ...Read more

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If aids researchers were provided with infinite funds how long would it take for a cure?

Tough to say!: I would say that while funding is helpful to finding a cure, what we are missing is key piece(s) of understanding of how the virus works and how it hides from our immune system. We need to understand how our own immune system works as well. There is a lot of vaccine research to understand how to stimulate our own immune system to recognize and kill HIV in every infected cell in the body. ...Read more