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Can science find a permanent HIV/AIDS Functional Cure?

  1. Freegoldman profile image55
    Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago

    when we r going to  have a plausible solution to HIV/Aids?

    1. CMerritt profile image75
      CMerrittposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      WE already KNOW of a means of not getting this disease...it is one disease that could end, if sexual behaviour and common sense would be applied.  It would eventually die out.....
      I am not making light of this terrible disease...because it is horrible and plenty of innocent lives are effected by this....
      But sexual promiscuity can put an end to it all

  2. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 6 years ago

    Please define "functional" and "plausible"

    I believe we will have a viable cure (one that is cost effective and easy to administer) when curing or stopping the spread of AIDS becomes a real priority (as opposed to political posturing), or when some drug company finds they could make much more money from the cure than from the treatments.

    1. Freegoldman profile image55
      Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Functional can be defined as an effective cure and plausible means a sort of permanent cure

  3. profile image0
    Sherlock221bposted 6 years ago

    I remember in the early '90s the TV news reporting that a cure had been discovered for AIDS, yet nothing came of it.  Personally, I don't believe a cure will be found, but better ways of treating it could be.

    1. Freegoldman profile image55
      Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yeah i knw about the rumour...same here...i have the same feelngs that a a cure will be found, but better ways of treating it could be.

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Eventually, yes.  A few rare people have experienced reversals and become fully HIV free. That means there is a way to do it which will eventually be discovered.

    1. NathanielZhu profile image78
      NathanielZhuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I agree.
      Modern science is only around 60 years old and has grown considerably since. Finding a permanent cure to HIV/AIDS is not a possibility. It's inevitable. It has already been fully cured in some patients. In a few decades, the cure will be readily available to all patients. In a few decades in fact, aging itself may be cured. I am in fact studying to research this very thing.
      ASTF.TK

      1. Freegoldman profile image55
        Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Dont u think the progress towards HIV cure is a bit sluggish?

        1. psycheskinner profile image81
          psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No. Research in that area is very active.  It is just a very difficult problem.

      2. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I heard of a new breakthrough just the other day that may be the answer to HIV/AIDS. I will see if I can find it online, it was on ABC radio. smile

    2. Freegoldman profile image55
      Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      psycheskinner- great reply .....if a permanent cure can be found just imagine how many people shall be alive....

      1. platinumOwl4 profile image38
        platinumOwl4posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The media is keeping you distracted. Magic Johnson is case and point. He stated years ago. "I had Money for Medication". The cure is already available if you have the finance.

  5. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image91
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    Once you realize that lowering the global population by several billion is the goal of the persons who own the greatest portion of all global wealth - you'll then understand why there will be no well known or mainstream cures for things like cancer or AIDS.

    It's also simply not as profitable to cure something as it is to stretch out the agony with prescription medications.

  6. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    There is absolutely no interest in curing people or fixing their ailments, aside from treatment through prescription medicine.

    My mother doesn't have cancer or aids/hiv, but she does have a hole in her heart, which can be operated on and eliminated.

    However, she isn't being allowed to have surgery, because it can be monitored and treated via prescription medicine.

    By not allowing her to get the surgery, the prescriptions are to be purchased every 30 days, so that she doesn't die from strokes, due to un-oxygenated blood seeping through the hole in her heart.

    She is forced to purchase the prescription, which means she has to constantly spend money, that wouldn't need to be spent, if she had the surgery.

    Cures for Cancer and AIDS/HIV, have been found for specific stages, but financially too expensive for the average person and not covered by insurance agencies, because of whatever reasons.

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know researchers who are very interested in finding cures, and they are funded by agencies (including the government/NIH) who seem to be interested in it too. I can be as cynical as the next person, but anyone who has been into a research institute will know that idealistic motivations are alive and well especially in HIV and cancer research.

      Delivery of those discoveries to patients does cost money and is problematical, but that is a completely different issue more mired in government than medicine. And the question on the table is whether we will find a way to do it, not how it will be paid for and delivered--and to who.

  7. Sneha Sunny profile image84
    Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago

    Maybe we could in future. but we can't predict how long would it take for the discovery. but technology is getting better and better so we do have hope. A lots of scientists are working on it I think we would be able to find a cure. But my advice is "prevention is better than cure". So we should try to eliminate it completely by preventing getting diseased.

  8. Passion4music profile image70
    Passion4musicposted 6 years ago

    Wesman and Cagsil are on the money. They are not in a rush to "find" any cures as it is much more profitable to have patients dependent on a prescription for their whole rather than administer a one shot cure. Its really sick what they're doing but how else are they supposed to get ridiculous amounts of money?

  9. cupess001writing profile image60
    cupess001writingposted 6 years ago

    No One can cure it it could be the curse of God

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh please.

      Curse of god? You're kidding right?

      1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
        Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        it's not a curse of god but a result of human mistake only.

        1. Freegoldman profile image55
          Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          i agree totally to u Sneha Sunny

          1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
            Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            of course. If you see the theories related to the origin of HIV/AIDS you'll see all the theories that are proposed only shows the mistake of humans. The way of transmission is different in each but the reason of transmission is "we".

            1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
              Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              whether by mistake or by conspiracy, it's we who brought it among our population.

              1. Freegoldman profile image55
                Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Sneha Sunny- ur answers are really effective.....i also believe that we r more responsible for the widespread of aids....Unable to find a permanent cure we can at least try to stop spreading it.

                1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
                  Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  yes. we can eliminate it from our population completely if we try to stop spreading it. Just like we eliminated small pox completely and now focusing on polio. I know it may take a very long period of time but at least it will be completely eliminated. And since now we have some ideas that how it might be transmitted from apes then we may be able to protect ourselves from again getting infected from the same reasons.

      2. cupess001writing profile image60
        cupess001writingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes. I am just kidding . Actually I want to say a word but I have no idea talking about it . I feel like closely dieing to read about it.  I like the topic any way.

    2. platinumOwl4 profile image38
      platinumOwl4posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Has anyone read "Emerging Viruses"(aids & Ebola) Nature, Accident or INTENTIONAL. BY Leonard G. Horowitz, DMD, M.A., M.P.H When I hear a person state,"this is a curse from God, I can't help but think of the middle ages when peoples mind was riddle with superstition. The Center for Disease Control are authorities on Disease and they are not saying anything. So, Why would anyone want to blame a a god for something like aids.

      1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
        Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I've read the theories related to the origin of HIV/AIDS and have made a hub on it. God has nothing to do with AIDS. It's our fault.

  10. Rock_nj profile image91
    Rock_njposted 6 years ago

    I do not see why science will not find a cure for HIV / AIDS.  Big strides are being made in preventing other viruses, like the flu virus by shutting off the receptors that allow the virus to multiply.  This sort of research will one day lead to a cure for HIV / AIDS. 

    Perhaps if we spent money on medical research instead of wasting it on war and empire, we would already have cures for the flu and  HIV / AIDS.

    1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
      Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. we have discovered the medicines that is capable to kill the viruses and bacterias that are much more stronger than the AIDS virus. So, we will definitely find a cure in future. But it's hard to guess how much time would it take.

      1. Freegoldman profile image55
        Freegoldmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There lies the problem....the process have been too sluggish to find the cure.Moreover though a permanent cure has evolved it is so expensive that the commoners cannot afford it....so tell me whats the benefits of inventing such a functional cure?

        1. Sneha Sunny profile image84
          Sneha Sunnyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          yep I agree. I think if the fixed rate/charges are so high then there might be some reason. For example, it costs some Rs 25,000 ($1= Rs 45) for a small (duration) radiation therapy (for cancer) in India. They expose the patient to a very high temp. So the other things like use of certain chemicals and all the other factors are also taken under consideration. In this they use ionisation radiation, has it's own long process. So to make it avail and to perform all those things may cost high. Just imagine a temp which is high enough to kill cancerous cell. How much it would take to produce them.
          I know it's costly, in fact very costly. In India most of the people don't even get that much of money per month in their salary. My mother works in hospital and she has told me that people even sell their property to get the treatment. But still most of the people die even after getting the treatment on the last stages (not every time/all stages).

 
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