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Do we have any ETA on AIDS cure?
Jun 27, 2005

Dear Dr. Robert, First of all, thank you for your site and the terrific job you are doing. You are great. Now the question. I would probably hear it all over the news if there was just a chance of a hope for this, but do we have any remote hope to find cure for aids? in any forseeable future? Thanks again.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Interestingly enough, many Americans believe we already have a cure for AIDS, when in actuality a cure is not even on the distant horizon. When will we cure AIDS? That depends entirely on the time, energy and resources we invest in and on the urgency we place on the pandemic. So far, 60 million have been infected; 20 million have died. Every day 8,200 lives are snuffed out by the virus and 14,000 people become newly infected (including 2,000 children). Despite these statistics, HIV/AIDS apathy and indifference continue to spread at epidemic proportions.

Why are there no cure and no vaccine? Primarily because the world just doesn't care enough yet about the problem. How many of us will it take who get sick and perish before the world takes note? Only time will tell. Apparently 60 million is insufficient.

Dr. Bob



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