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Is it true that there is a HIV medication you take for five years and virally suppresses HIV forever?

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Dr. Yahya Atiya
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: NO

No, HIV medication needs to be taken FOR LIFE.
PLEASE DO NOT STOP taking your meds!!!! Whilst you may achieve viral suppression, that does NOT mean you are cured. There is no such thing as "viral suppression forever" without medication.
There are trials going on for HIV vaccines, and hopefully one day there will be a cure, but for now the best we can do is suppress the virus.

In brief: NO

No, HIV medication needs to be taken FOR LIFE.
PLEASE DO NOT STOP taking your meds!!!! Whilst you may achieve viral suppression, that does NOT mean you are cured. There is no such thing as "viral suppression forever" without medication.
There are trials going on for HIV vaccines, and hopefully one day there will be a cure, but for now the best we can do is suppress the virus.
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