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Are We Close To A Cure For Hiv?

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New hiv-meds, close to cure?

Hi Brian, John, Keith.What are fusion-inhibitors, zincvingers-inhibitors and integrase-inhibitors?At a Dutch site I read those hiv-meds will come and will be a great step forwards to cure hiv-infection. How far or how close are scientists to solve...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The medication classes you mention are in varying stages of development. The fusion inhibitors, which include T-20 and T-1249, block viral entry into the cell by interfering with GP41-related fusion. T-20 is in phase III trials, T-1249 in Phase I.... Read more »

Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for... Read more »

No cure or vaccine on the distant horizon. Really? (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

You are claiming many times that a cure or a vaccine is not even on the distant horizon and that we... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting Closes in Uganda; Participants Call for Increased Prevention Efforts

The 2008 HIV/AIDS Implementers' Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, closed on Saturday with participants calling for an increase in efforts to prevent the spread of the virus worldwide, Xinuahnet reports. "Our chief weapon against HIV/AIDS has always... Read more »
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Toward an HIV Cure: Overview and Latest Strategies

How close are we to an HIV cure? What have we learned from the precious few "functional cure" cases out there, and what other interventions are being developed? To answer these questions, Joseph Eron, M.D., director of the University of North... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: No Shame About Being HIV+; HIV Cure? You Don't Know JAK; and More

HIV News & Views, January 24, 2013 - TheBody.com January 24, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Blog Central HIV Treatment & Health Issues ... Read more »
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Up Close & Personal

Find inspiration in these personal perspectives from people 50 and older who are living with HIV. In the personal stories, blog entries and advice collections below, you'll find firsthand views on dating, sex, substance use, homophobia, disclosure,... Read more »
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Cure for hiv?

Posted by Geekygonk, 1 Reply
I read somewhere if you get tested during the acute stage and are positive you can erradicate or lower ur viral count to indetectable levels? Any truth in this??

Also we read about the men 'cured' of hiv through bone marrow transplants?? Read more »

My close relative has HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have evidence that one of my closest relatives is HIV positive. My relative has not been open about it and lives as if nothing has changed. The only concern is that my relative is still dating but I really doubt if his partners are aware. I... Read more »

Cures For AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello. I was just curious, what are the odds of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS? If there is a chance, how far off are they from finding a cure? I read on a website of a medicine producing company that they doubt a cure will ever be found because the... Read more »

Prayer for the Cure 2010

Posted by Seekyah, 2 Replies
I say a prayer for your my friend, please say a prayer for me..
"In Jesus name we pray there will be a cure for AIDS and HIV"

pass it along Read more »