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How close are we to a world without AIDS?

Dec 1st marked the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a time when the president urges Americans to come together in support of those affected by HIV/AIDS, and continue the commitment to a world free from the disease. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton echoed President Obama’s views. “We have set the goal,” she said. “We know it is possible. Now we have to deliver.”

How optimistic should we be about efforts to combat HIV/AIDS?

http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/12/01/how-close-are-we-to-a-world-without-aids/
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I read something this morning that there is a group in Canada whose basically cured cancer but big pharma stands in the way of production....  It's be nice to see some of this stuff cured.
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1530342 tn?1405016490
Here's an article about the only man cured of aids...There's video of him as well..

Man Cured of AIDS: 'I Feel Good'
http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/13915231/man-cured-of-aids-i-feel-goodPara/

This is one big reason why we need more stem cell research....
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163305 tn?1333668571
My daughter-in-law is working on AIDs projects in Africa. The epidemic is much larger there, partially due to poverty and lack of education as well as stubborn refusal by some of using condoms.

Of course, I can't let this subject go by without mentioning the fact that Hep C now kills more people in the US than HIV/AIDs.
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A vaccine is FAR more likely than a cure.  For MOST viral infections, there is no cure, and with HIV, a retrovrius, it is unlikely.

We still don't have a cure for the common cold, and influenza.  A cure would be wonderful, but just think of all the other diseases out there with no cure, only treatments.

The thing to be thankful for is how far we've come in the treatment for HIV/AIDS.  MANY people are living completely normal life spans...it's not the automatic death sentence it was at the beginning.

Also, there have been major advancements in testing.  I would honestly rather see money going towards prevention.  HIV is 100% preventable.
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I heard its on the uptick in China bigtime. Cure? Im not thinking anytime soon.
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