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How Far Away Is A Cure For Hiv

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Ask the Experts

How far are we from a cure for HIV/AIDS?

Hi:Just curious but how far away is a cure for HIV/AIDS? Are we talking month, years or never? Thanks....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
I don't like to say never, but curing viral infections like HIV is a very difficult task and is not something that's going to happen in the forseeable future. The current medications (HAART) have been quite effective in prolonging... Read more »

Far Away Seeking Your Advice

Dear Dr. BobI salute you for your work. I have become one of your admirers from 18th October 2006.... Read more »

Terrified, alone and far away from home

Dear Dr. Bob:Please be aware I am not a native English language speaker, but I will try to do my... Read more »
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TheBody.com

Day One With HIV: "Not Leukemia, but Something Far More Shocking"

Harold Scott The day was a crisp, middle-Tennessee, autumn day. I was at work at a local manufacturing company, in my small hometown of less than 1,000 residents. The week prior, I had traveled into Nashville, Tenn., to see an oncologist,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Epidemic Is Far From Being Over

"When I sit down for Thanksgiving dinner with my family, as a person having lived with HIV for 29 years now, I'm thankful for a lot of things. I'm thankful that I have had the love and support of family and friends, and access to proper medical care... Read more »
Search for a Cure

Cure for HIV?

Once again we are hearing about efforts to eradicate HIV, at least in some people. These efforts are being made, not by marginal actors, but by some of the country's top doctors, such as Anthony Fauci, M.D., longtime director of many HIV research... Read more »
Project Inform

No, HIV Is NOT About to Be Cured in Three Months

Contrary to some hysterically hyped headlines this past week, HIV is not on the verge of being cured in the next three months, nor have scientists found an effective vaccine. The truth is that a hopeful compound to force HIV out of hiding is under... Read more »
Connect With Others

Too far away from a brother with AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alan is living with Aids...so is Patrick his significant other. I
still feel so confused when I think back to being kids and
playing with him, fighting with him...and just thinking what a
pain this little brother was! His nickname was tag-a-long... Read more »

Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 5 Replies
Why does no one on here EVER discuss cure? This is strange to me that no one seems to even be concerned about a cure at all. Everything is being discussed except a cure. There is something wrong with the fact that no one is even concerned about a... Read more »

MAGNETIC AND FAR-INFRARED TECHNOLOGIES

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For those of you who are open minded as far as alternative/complementary therapies are concerned, I have a strong personal testimony to share! Last Spring while atttending a lecture by Dr. Jon Kaiser, a woman had a demo table set up in the foyer... Read more »

negative so far but nagging symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know what would cause mild burning skin, deep itching, and muscle twitching. I am getting all these symptoms and im still worried about HIV despite a 6 month negative hiv test. Im worried that i might have a non b subtype because the... Read more »