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What is the cure for HIV?
There is currently no cure for HIV. There is a cocktail that can be administered very quickly after exposure to the virus that may prevent you from contracting it, though. The only solutions for avoiding AIDS are abstinence and practicing safe sex.
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There is no known cure for HIV nor AIDS at the moment. There are a lot of different kind of meds you must take daily to treat it, and nobody has found a cure for it. It ca…n be fatal without treatment. If you take pills every day you can keep the HIV "virus load" very low and you can probably remain healthy. Another answer: In order to answer this, it is important that we understand the difference between HIV and AIDS. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is an incurable virus that can cause a life-threatening condition called AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). There is no immediate prospect of HIV becoming curable. AIDS is a syndrome (a collection of symptoms / illnesses) caused by the most advanced stages of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. AIDS is not an illness as such, but a person is said to have developed AIDS when their immune system is so badly damaged by HIV that it can no longer fight off a range of defined opportunistic infections. There is no known cure for HIV; so, although there are combinations of potent drugs that can help to keep the virus under control, none of them can completely get rid of the infection. In terms of CDC reporting, AIDS is an incurable condition .. BUT in that context AIDS simply means that a patient is HIV-positive AND has at some point either had a CD4 count below 200 per µL of blood, or has suffered from one of twenty or so AIDS-defining illnesses (it certainly does not mean that they are currently ill - and is therefore, in isolation, meaningless in terms of conveying a patient's current condition). With the exception of HIV itself, ALL the conditions / illnesses that lead to an AIDS diagnosis are potentially curable .. so whether or not you regard the condition of AIDS as being curable will very much depend on the exact definition you are employing, to what purpose the definition is being put and what country you are diagnosed in (the CDC definition is purely there for reporting purposes and is by no means a universal definition - indeed, very many countries no longer even use the term AIDS). NOTE: Although HIV can be treated, it should be stressed that the drugs that are used are only fully effective in 80% of patients, are extremely expensive, all have unwelcome side effects, rely on a better than 95% accuracy in taking the correct doses at the correct time, are lifestyle limiting and still rely on you adopting a commonsense approach to keeping healthy. The drugs are not a quick fix solution and are not an excuse for complacency. There is no cure as of yet Although there is no known cure for HIV and no vaccine exists, recent advancements in HIV treatment can delay the onset of AIDS and improve longevity. There's a ton of research working on it as we speak. Also, therapy has improved to the point that you can control the symptoms for a very long time if you assiduously follow the protocol.
There is no cure for HIV.
At the present, there is no cure for HIV.
i believe cure is ther nd thiz people who created the disease still want to meet their target money wise.
The current approach of HIV drug maintenance can keep patients alive, at a cost of $300 - $2,500 PER PATIENT/PER MONTH *INDEFINITELY*(http://aids.about.com/od/hivmedicationfac…tsheets/a/drugcost.htm). This profits pharmaceutical companies at approaching $10,000,000,000.00 per year (http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/1667_11710.shtml). Over the course of the next few decades, this will likely grow to exceed $1,000,000,000,000.00 per year. A cure would instantly eliminate this entire profit margin. If a cure comes, it will almost certainly come from the academic community. In fact, a cure might already exist. Answer #2: Most cures work by either attacking bacteria or helping the body's immune system attack viruses. HI Virus attacks the immune system first making a cure difficult. Answer #3: HIV is highly mutatgenic, making it very difficult to create a specific pharmaceutical that is able to "kill" it. -Answer #1 is conspiracy theory dribble.
Because it is a virus that uses the body's own immune system against it. It is difficult to develop a drug that attacks the virus but leaves the body's immune system intact.
No, there is no cure for HIV, not as of yet. yes there is a cure. i know someone who had it for 20 years. he got bit by a venomous snake called a water moccasin and was in th…e hospital for 3 weeks. the doctor told him that there was no sign of hiv in his blood and that he could donate it if he wanted to. scientists need to be looking into this. HIV doesn't have a cure. But one is in progress with the Dutch leading the way: http://www.unbiasly.com/search#keywords=HIV,Cure A cure is not found yet but they think they have found a solution by removing a certain DNA code from the virus. No, there is no cure for HIV. There is no known cure for HIV but there are treatments available for people living with HIV.
There are no known cures of HIV known to date. There are many treatments in hope ot cure HIV developed at the moment.
HIV can't be cured because it is a virus, and the only way virus's are destroyed is by the immune system, and because HIV kills the immune systems helper T cells which tell th…e immune system where there is an infection and that HIV takes over a cell, the virus cannot be stopped with today's medical technology.
There is currently no cure for HIV. It can only be treated, not cured.
No.HIV it is not curable.YOu can get medicaments that will proleng your life but HIV can be cured or totally eradiceted by human body.
No one was cured of HIV. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and since viruses cannot be rid of from one's body, HIV is incurable. It is treatable however, and a pers…on can live a long and healthy life while still having the virus, although it would take a considerable amount of money.
So far there is no cure for HIV although a lot of researchers are looking for new ways to target the virus. Current treatment works well enough for most HIV-positive people t…o expect to live long, health and active lives, providing they have access to treatment.
HIV has been incurable because the antiviral therapies used to treat these viral infections only target replicating viruses. In infected patients, some cells have HIV vira…l genomes latently present, which are not targeted by therapies currently used. Patients suffering from HIV who undergo HAART therapy (combination of drugs that treats HIV) can stop actual HIV virus from replicating. However, sometimes, HIV can enter a cell, integrate its genome into the chromosome, but do nothing. To the immune system and drugs, the cell looks completely normal, so drugs cannot target the HIV present in this state. However, the cell can at a later date produce virus. This phenomena when HIV lays dormant is very advantageous for it to remain in the body. This is illustrated nicely in the first diagram : hivcureoutlook.blogspot.com/2013/07/targeted-dna-mutagenesis-as-cure-for-hiv.html (If someone knows how, please insert the diagram directly to the page)