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Why Can't Herpes Be Permanently Cured

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Cure for Herpes ?

Dr., I have heard that there is a cure for Herpes 2. Is that correct and where can I find it? I was diagnosed several years ago as having Herpes 2 during an insurance medical. I have never noticed anything terribly unusual in the genital...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is no cure for herpes infection, but it can be controlled with medication for poeple who have frequent outbreaks. It doesn't sound like that is what's happening to you. It is indeed normal to harbor the herpes virus and have no... Read more »

Wondering if my fatigue is permanent.

December 3, 1999Dear SIR;I am a 40 year old male AIDS patient. I am experiencing much fatigue for a number of reasons. To begin with; my t-cells are only 19, and my VL is somewhere around 750,000. I have also had several bouts with extreme candida...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
Hello GTThank you for such a comprehensive medical history. I'm sorry to hear that you've feeling so badly. Resistant fungal infections can be difficult to treat. Amphotericin is a potent drug, which is very effective but difficult to... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

why no cure? do govts care?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
How come there is no cure and hiv/aids has been around in the public eye now for 20 years? I dont believe for a seconf there is not a cure already. I also believe aids/hiv was started on purpose. In general hiv/aids affects the gay/drug using and... Read more »

new cure or not

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has BYU prof found AIDS cure?
Compound could be long-sought breakthrough
By Bob Mims
The Salt Lake Tribune



Researchers, including a BYU scientist, believe they have found a new compound that could finally kill the HIV/AIDS virus, not just slow it down... Read more »

work visa or permanent visa in Australia

Posted by mark4586lopez, 2 Replies
Just wondering... can an HIV positive person be granted a working visa or permanent visa in Australia?

I have been to Singapore and was luckily able to get an employer but unfornately working visa wasn't approved because I was diagnosed HIV positive. Read more »