Cure for AIDS?
Found a cure for AIDS and cancer?
You've asked a bigger question than these seven words indicated!
No, there is no " cure" for AIDS. There are several approved drug
treatments that seem to slow the growth of the HIV viruses (which
causes AIDS), and seem to slow the progress ogress of the AIDS disease.
So far, these are imperfect for several reasons; they don't work for
everyone, they have serious side effects, and the virus is "learning"
to overcome these drugs.
Cancer is actually many different diseases, with many different
causes, affecting many different parts of the body, and with many
different outcomes. There are cures for a few types of cancer; effective
treatments for many others; but there are still some types that we don't
have effective weapons to use. against. Your local office of the
American Cancer Society may be able to provide more information, if you
are looking for specific details.
Steve J Triezenberg
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Update: June 2012