Is there a cure for HIV?

There is no known cure for HIV/AIDS. Even though antiretroviral treatment helps people to live longer and healthier lives, it is not a cure and has not benefited all people with HIV. Also, these medications are expensive and not everyone who needs them has access. They may also cause serious side effects. Lastly, it is important to adhere strictly to a medication regimen once started.

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1. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?
2. What is an Opportunistic Infection (OI)?
3. Where did HIV come from?
4. How is someone infected with HIV?
5. Can I get HIV from casual contact with someone who is infected?
6. How can someone reduce the risk of being infected with HIV?
7. How does someone know if they are infected with HIV?
8. What are the symptoms of HIV infection?
9. Is there a cure for HIV?
10. Does everyone who has HIV eventually develop AIDS?
11. Where should someone begin if they want to get HIV care?
12. When should someone start taking HIV treatment?
13. How much does HIV care cost?
14. If someone is diagnosed with AIDS, does that mean they will die soon?
15. If someone is HIV positive, what else can they do to stay healthy?