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HIV and AIDS

Will There Ever Be A Cure?

02/26/2001

Question:

What is being done to find a cure for HIV/AIDS? Will there ever be a cure?

Answer:

Perhaps, at some point in the future, but not the near future. Researchers are working hard on this, but HIV is a tricky virus-- it attacks the immune system itself, changes over time and is able to `hide` in long-lived cells of the immune system that have thus far proved difficult to reach with medications.

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Response by:

Judith   Feinberg, MD Judith Feinberg, MD
Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati