Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.
HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time
HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus
The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not
This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7.
and while this is hella important, herpes is getting complex to the point there is no cure or no way to work with it.
I really need both of these to go viral.
Okay. First, let me be clear. There is NO cure for HIV/AIDS. Yet.
- One of the things standing in the way of a cure is that there is no money to be made. Drug companies are making billion$ with treatment, which cost the average person with AIDS about $2000 per month in medication alone.
Yes, we are closer than ever before. There is some evidence that people who take antiretroviral drugs as a prophylactic seem to be less susceptible to HIV infection. Yes, a baby was given high doses of antiretroviral drugs and is now HIV free. But…
LET’S NOT SPREAD MISINFORMATION ABOUT A SUPPOSED CURE FOR AIDS THAT DOES NOT EXIST! That’s a dangerous message that could backfire, causing more people to needlessly become infected.
I agree that we need to be talking about HIV/AIDS 24/7. It disturbs me that some of the old misconceptions about HIV/AIDS have resurfaced.
The only way to avoid HIV 100% is through abstinence. If you’re having sex, the best way to protect yourself from HIV is through safer sex.
The pill does NOT protect against STIs, like HIV. A condom must be properly used EVERY TIME you have penetration. EVERY SINGLE TIME!
While it’s a good idea to change condoms frequently during sex as they become ineffective during long extended play, it is NOT a good idea to wear more than one at a time.
To reduce the risk of breaking or tearing a condom, use a water based lubricant. Ladies, you too.
Finally, KEEP TAKING ABOUT HIV/AIDS.
Make sure it’s part of the conversation. I really don’t want to return to the days of burying friends every month. The 80s and early 90s was a horrible period in American history. I lost every one of my close friends. Those of us who survived went through hell. I never want to go through anything like that again. EVER! Neither do you.