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There Is a Cure for HIV

There Is a Cure for HIV

Much of this stems from the belief that Magic Johnson is cured. He is not. There is no practical cure for HIV. And no, neither the government nor the pharmaceutical industry created a cure that they are hiding.

To date, Timothy Brown is the only man to have been cured of HIV, which was a result of an extremely risky stem cell transplant from a donor who had a very specific HIV-resistant mutation in his CD4 cells. This "functional cure" was a perfect storm of events and would be very difficult to repeat.

While the many HIV antiretrovirals available today have saved millions of lives, in order for us to beat HIV, more funding and research need to go toward finding a cure.




Warren Tong is the associate editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenAtTheBody.


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