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HIV clinicly cured

Aug 19, 2008

Hi Dr they say hiv has been clinicly cured is this true ??

if your viral load is undetectble and your cd count comes up over 500, does that mean, you are back to normal ??? l have no heps and not started treatment but would like to know my future with the new treatments, if l am 30 years old now how will hiv effect my life span and quilty of life ???

thank you so much

Response from Dr. Moyle

Let's be clear, we cannot cure HIV, remove it from the body. A clinical 'cure' in this instance means fully and indefinitely controlling the virus with medications resulting a life of length and quality to those uninfected with HIV. Several recent studies have underlined how we are rapidly narrowing any difference in life expectancy due to HIV and with several new drugs and drug classes arriving and the safety of different medicines being better defined, it is reasonable in you situation to plan for a long heathy future, commencing anti-HIV meds around the time your CD4 hits 350. I hope this helps Dr Moyle

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