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Is '....... Patient' really cured?


As i saw the photo of '...... Patient' from internet, it seem he is not really healty. Hiv virus can hide in macrophages tissues and can be surpress into remission. How hiv scientist really sure he is cured. What kind of hiv test they did to him?


Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

Currently there is no cure for HIV. There have been many developments in HIV treatment and the life expectancy for people living with HIV is almost the same as someone who does not have HIV. However, there is not a cure to completely get rid of HIV in the body. If you have read any information that says there is a cure for HIV then, sadly, this information is incorrect because a cure does not exist.

Unfortunately there is a lot of false information about HIV available on the internet. For more accurate information I would recommend looking at the AIDS Vancouver website (the website you asked this question on), CATIE.ca, AVERT.org, or thebody.com.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

Isla (Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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