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Valdis

Software Engineer | Updated 25 Jul, 2018 |

Will AIDS ever be cured?

Jagriti Malik

@Jagriti | Posted 15 Mar, 2019

There is no cure for HIV. However proper medication can help you live longer and healthier.

Also, Researchers and scientists believe that we can find a cure for HIV. We know a lot about HIV, as much as certain cancers. Scientists are researching two types of cure: a functional cure and a sterilising cure (there is no 'natural cure' or 'herbal cure') for HIV. (There will never be an AIDS cure because AIDS is a defining set of symptoms rather than a virus, like HIV.)


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prabhsimran singh

@prabhsimran | Posted 15 Mar, 2019

FAST FACTS

There is no cure for HIV, although antiretroviral treatment can control the virus, meaning that people with HIV can live long and healthy lives.

Most research is looking for a functional cure where HIV is reduced to undetectable and harmless levels in the body permanently, but some residual virus may remain.

Other research is looking for a sterilizing cure where HIV is eradicated from the body completely, but this is more complex and risky.

Trials of HIV  vaccines are encouraging, but so far offer partial protection only.


sam williams

AME | Posted 15 Mar, 2019

A man in London contaminated with HIV infection has been reported to be free of the infection. The patient, presently named as the 'London Patient', got ***** marrow transplantation from a contributor that has a rare genetic mutation. After the transplantation of the changed ***** marrow, the HIV understanding quit having the dose of his antiretroviral medications; and now, following year and a half, profoundly delicate tests demonstrate that the patient has no hint of the HIV infection in his body.


This news comes 12 years after the primary HIV understanding was reported for to be free from the HIV virus by utilizing similar treatment. Known as the "Berlin Patient", Timothy Brown, after getting cured has stayed free of the infection. From that point forward, the treatment had been attempted a few times, and failed to duplicate. The most recent achievement brings new trusts in the treatment of AIDS patients, saying that it is conceivable, regardless of whether troublesome.


Anonymous

Posted 15 Mar, 2019

A man in London contaminated with HIV infection has been reported to be free of the infection. The patient, presently named as the 'London Patient', got ***** marrow transplantation from a contributor that has a rare genetic mutation. After the transplantation of the changed ***** marrow, the HIV understanding quit having the dose of his antiretroviral medications; and now, following year and a half, profoundly delicate tests demonstrate that the patient has no hint of the HIV infection in his body.


This news comes 12 years after the primary HIV understanding was reported to be free from the HIV virus by utilizing similar treatment. Known as the "Berlin Patient", Timothy Brown, after getting cured has stayed free of the infection. From that point forward, the treatment had been attempted a few times and failed to duplicate. The most recent achievement brings new trusts in the treatment of AIDS patients, saying that it is conceivable, regardless of whether troublesome.


Camilla Thomas

@letsuser | Posted 25 Dec, 2017

AIDS or the Auto Immunodeficiency syndrome is a viral syndrome caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (*****) in which the immune system of the body deteriorates to such low levels where it can’t even protect the host from a common cold or flu and the smallest of diseases which don’t really affect a healthy person can become lethal for a person suffering from AIDS. The ***** is particularly tricky to fight because aside from using the machinery of the host to multiply in the body (like all other viruses), the proteins on top of its coat keep mutating every second which makes it very hard for vaccines to develop resistance towards it.


As of now there is no permanent cure for this syndrome. Scientists and researchers have been working on a functional approach for curing it where in the virus is not completely eradicated from the body but is reduced to undetected and harmless levels in the body permanently so that it does not affect the host.


Apart from this, anti retroviral drugs (***** belongs to the retro virus group) are available that help to control the disease. There have also been some special cases, such as the ‘Berlin patient’ case, where in a ***** marrow transplant in a patient to treat his leukemia cured him of ***** as the transplant came from someone with natural genetic resistance to ***** but it is not understood why this happened. However, ***** marrow transplants are very dangerous, and this type of transplant is not practical as a cure for others. The treatment for AIDS has progressed massively since it was first detected and in the coming years, with the advancement in biotechnology, genetic resistance, and molecular biology it is sure to be treatable. You can further read about the topic using the following link http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-breakthrough-could-one-day-lead-to-aids-cure/