Zero New Infections. Zero AIDS-Related Deaths. Zero Stigma. Zero Reasons to Hesitate. World AIDS Day is December 1, 2013.
No, Magic Johnson isn’t one of them. There’s a real cure for HIV! The only problem is that it involves having leukemia and undergoing an extremely risky stem cell transplant, which isn’t widely applicable or practical for everybody living with HIV (plus it ain’t cheap). We also have cases of “functional cures,” where people still have very little HIV in their bodies, but no longer need to take meds to control the virus. So here’s a quick look at the most solidly documented HIV cure cases we know of today.
The facts about HIV are well-known and agreed upon by HIV specialist and HIV/AIDS organizations in the United States, but the myths around HIV remain rife. When it comes to fighting these myths, we say “let knowledge be your shield and sword!”