HIV/AIDS is a lifelong condition. As of yet, there is no cure, though much research continues on that front. But thanks to the development of certain medications, HIV can be controlled and the progression of the condition can be greatly slowed. By working with your doctor and being vigilant about your treatment, it’s very possible to live a long, fulfilling life with HIV. In fact, treatment is now so successful that in places where sophisticated medical care is available, most HIV-infected persons can expect to live a normal lifespan.