Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Why A Virus Like Hiv Cannot Be Cured

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Articles
TheBody.com

HIV News & Views: Summarizing the Latest HIV Cure Research; A Virus, a Vajayjay and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate; and More

HIV News & Views, April 4, 2013 - TheBody.com April 4, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription BLOG CENTRAL Rae Lewis-Thornton: A Woman's Vagina Should Not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Relapse in Patients Thought Virus-Free Spurs Researchers to Push More for Cure

Reuters : Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients spurs AIDS science on "Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV-positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can EBV infection be cured? (EBV is one of the viruses which cause cancer in HIV-infected patients)

I have a history of Hodgkin's Disease, cancer of the lymph nodes. I've heard that EBV infection can often cause lymphoma. I've had HIV for 9 years. I'm doing well, but I know I'm not "cured." I've heard...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
You ask an excellent question! Sounds like you've done okay in terms of your Hodgkin's disease. It is indeed true that the EBV virus is found in the vast majority of patients who have HIV-related Hodgkin's disease. It is also true,... Read more »

Can drugs cure a virus

I am wondering if current drugs used to treat "HIV disease", can ever be modified to cure a person of the virus. Are there any cases in medical history where drugs have cured viruses? Or have they only been eradicated by vaccines?THX...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Conventional drug therapy for HIV, saddly, does not eradicate the virus. There is certainly hope that with modifications of current therapy or with future strategies (like treatment during acute retroviral syndrome) that we may have eradicative... 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 Americans who nothing is impossible for. I am from Africa living with HIV. Would there ever be a cure for this deadly disease and when?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,See below. I have nothing new to add at this time.Dr. Bobcure (CURE)Feb 6, 2009 what are the limitations in finding the cure for hiv Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, Time for an HIV cure reality check, as this question comes up frequently. Care... 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 shouldn't hope for a treatment break or change for the next years. I was reading about the phase II trials of Geovax for a preventive vaccine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually, I'm probably one of the most optimistic people on the planet. However, I'm also a scientist. There are a number of vaccine trials ongoing. However, even a phase II trial is a very long ways away from being ready for primetime.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Study Flushes Out Hidden Virus, Pointing to cure

Posted by optimistic2009, 2 Replies
"Professor Robert Siciliano: Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute say they have developed a way to lure out these latent reservoirs in laboratory experiments, possibly paving the way to a cure if repeated in... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122602394113... Read more »

HIV mutation lights way to a cure for AIDS

Posted by ashler1977, 2 Replies
Excellent news!

SYDNEY (January 16, 2013) An Australian scientist said Wednesday he had discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory, in an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure.

David Harrich from... Read more »