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 senior science editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com. Follow Warren on Twitter: @WarrenAtTheBody.
Comment by: jonathan
(New York, NY)
Fri., May. 29, 2015 at 10:20 am UTC
"HIV does not discriminate"
If that was true, the CDC would show equal per-capita infection rates among populations. In fact, the statistical differentials between populist are huge.
Comment by: Lenny juncewski
(Minneapolis mn )
Thu., May. 28, 2015 at 11:23 pm UTC
Is a longer life span what we're really looking for in somebody who has AIDS or HIV. The quicker we eradicate the disease the better off humanity will be in the long run. Unfortunate to catch aids, yes but let's not proliferate the disease. by extending the life span of a carrier of the terrible virus
Comment by: Barbara
Mon., Oct. 24, 2011 at 11:52 am UTC
Oral sex can be problematic when both parties are HIV+ and have gingivitis or periodontal disease and exchange fresh blood from bleeding gums.
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