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Cure for HIV/AIDS: New Drug Combination can End the HIV Epidemic Forever

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Cure for HIV AIDS New Drug Combination can End the HIV Epidemic Forever

Cure for HIV/AIDS might be in working but there are other ways to eliminate the virus and end the epidemic. The main mode of HIV transmission is through sexual contact between an HIV-positive person and an HIV-negative person or through contaminated blood transmission. While the later is also stopped by passing strict guidelines at every hospital by disposing of the syringe after usage, the former has to be controlled.

It is why there have been several drugs called Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) which can prevent the transmission of the virus as the unaffected person takes anti-HIV medications before coming into contact with HIV patients to reduce their risk of becoming HIV positive.

PrEP and PEP Stage HIV Drugs

PrEP and PEP Stage HIV Drugs

PrEP drugs can reduce HIV infection through sex between men and men, transgender men and women, heterosexual men and women, and even people who inject drugs into their bloodstream. There are also post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) medications for the individuals who have been freshly exposed to HIV and can take the drugs within 72 hours to prevent the virus from developing in their body.

The U=U (Undetectable equals Untransmittable) principle allows sexual contact between an HIV-positive and HIV-negative person without any kind of risk if proper drugs are taken from both sides. If such a control system can be implemented over the whole world, HIV/AIDS can be eliminated within just 10 years.

Preventing HIV Transmission

Preventing HIV Transmission

It would be a great breakthrough if we could somehow end HIV and AIDS without curing them. There should be a cure for HIV/AIDS but prevention would be a much better option. The treatment to cure HIV would be costly and would bring a lot of trouble and complexity. If we are able to stop HIV transmission, the epidemic will start to reduce and very soon the number of patients infected by the virus will be zero and HIV/AIDS would end from this world.

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