How Close Are We to Curing HIV/AIDS?
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How Close Are We to Curing HIV/AIDS?

[TRACE]In the 90s, we heard about the AIDS
epidemic on every local newscast. We were irrationally afraid of toilet seats,
pay phones, even kissing people; sex became scary. And while we don’t see those Public Service
Announcements anymore… AIDS hasn’t gone away. It’s still a global epidemic. To date, over 39 Million people have died
of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome commonly known as AIDS. Current drug therapies mean it’s now possible
to live a normal life span with HIV, but that’s expensive and not a long term solution. What we really need is an HIV vaccine and
a cure. So, how close are we? [TRACE] Only one person has ever been cured
of HIV56 – Timothy Ray Brown. In 2007, he was undergoing cancer treatment
and was cured of the HIV virus. Researchers still don’t understand exactly
why or how. [DR MARGOLIS] The things that he went through
to cure his cancer also ended up curing his HIV and the treatment was rather dreadful
and had many terrible side affects and had an expected fatality rate of around 70%. [TRACE] After fighting this virus for nearly
40 years, with only one person cured, (which was a fluke we don’t completely understand,
and can’t replicate, in which it will probably kill you) we’ve still learned a lot. Once scientists figured out how the virus
worked, they needed to figure out how then, to eradicate it. . But that was easier said than done. You see, the virus’s RNA invades your cells
and changes your DNA. So the challenge was finding a drug that could
kill HIV, but not your own cells. By 1996, they were able to make advances in
antiretroviral combination therapy meaning that HIV was no longer a death sentence. Like a gang of defensemen dragging down a
football player, the drugs work together to stop HIV in it’s tracks. After killing millions of men and women, this
cocktail let people live relatively normal lives. Doctors could then take the time to look for
a cure. [DR GREENE] There’s certainly an AIDS epidemic
that continues. In fact, it is pandemic in proportions throughout
the world [DR THUMBI] HIV/AIDS is probably the most
serious public health crisis we’ve had in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Africa, in the world
in fact, since the beginning of time. In terms of the numbers of people infected
and the scope and the socio-economic impact of the problem. [TRACE] To fix the AIDS epidemic, we need
a vaccine and a cure. A vaccine to stop the HIV virus from spreading
and a cure for the people who already are infected. [DR THUMBI] The most significant problem that
we face in making a vaccine against HIV is the genetic variability. Viruses that look similar but are not alike,
And so in making a vaccine, we have to make a vaccine that would be able to protect against
all the strains of HIV that exist in the body, but also that exist throughout the world. [TRACE] This is why it’s so difficult to
get rid of HIV once it infects your body. Remember, the virus’s RNA invades your cells
and changes your DNA. The anti-retroviral stops it, but doesn’t
kill it. [DR MARGOLIS] In the future, treatments might
get even better or more long-lasting, where one could have an injection or an implant
of drugs that lasted for months or even a year. [TRACE] There are vaccination trials going
on now with some success. But if you’ve followed science news, you
might have made this connection already… this virus hiding in our DNA, and we’ve
got a new DNA-editing technique CRISPR-cas9. Why don’t we just use that? CRISPR-cas9 uses a protein called cas9 to
cut DNA wherever it’s programmed to. It’s part of our own cell’s internal immune
systems! Cas9 could be told to search for a specific
sequence, like a bit of HIV… If it finds the virus, the cas9 could cut
the HIV out of the cell, and let the DNA heal itself. This can be done today…in the lab. We can’t yet do it in humans… Drugs to control the virus are still the best
way to live a semi-normal life. [DR GREENE] I can’t say how many years for
a cure, i can tell you there are many many people throughout the world that are working
hard on new cutting edge technologies to find a cure. [DR THUMBI] I don’t think we are close, to
be honest, to a cure, but we are making progress, and it’s my firm belief that we should continue
to do research, and hopefully we’ll have some scientific discoveries in the future that
will lead us to a cure. [TRACE] Look, we’ve come a long way, but
we’re not there yet. The research into the fight against AIDS has
taught us so much about how our body functions it’s taught us a lot about other diseases
as well, like Hepatitis C or Zika. And every year there are new breakthroughs
in the fight against HIV. There are scientists around the world working
on this problem day-in and day-out. So, how close are we to curing HIV and AIDS? A cure could be a while or it could be tomorrow… Take a second and subscribe to How Close Are
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100 thoughts on “How Close Are We to Curing HIV/AIDS?

  1. you dont cure diseses. no money in it. you treat treat treat diseases and makes billions and billions. many aids cure people have been killed by big pharma.

  2. You understand there is a cure for everything already but money is not on the cure, its on the treatment

  3. A lot of vaccine are made from eggs? But aids and HIV is a mammal. We know what makes mammals different from a reptile.

  4. Gorrilas live with it eat nothing but insects, greens, and bananas. We are plants reversed engineered. You are what you eat

  5. Radiation and a bone marrow transplant is basically the cure… you have to introduce the mutated CCR5 receptor to the human cells – the only issue here being that people with a CCR5 receptor mutation is intact so rare that you just can’t harvest the volume of cells needed…

  6. Yes there is already a cure for a specific ethnicity, however it is unethical not to treat all people according to the medical profession. Can you also cure Herpes?

  7. Hiv has 100% cure medicine companies are not making completely cured vacine because they lost customers

  8. Honey black seeds and dates have cure of this desease because all these things increase your imune system very fast and weakens the virus


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  12. There are still people dying of aids – hiv that also have access to medication . Most people live mostly normal healthy lives – sometimes the meds do not work.

  13. ARVs should be provided by all governments all over the world, for all AIDS patients, no questions asked. If South Africa can do it, why can't America?

  14. Make me understand this big event by asking this :" how can people say it sas an anomally or we don't know when he was doing chemotherapy and other treatments and the hope administration of drugs was always written on pappers on which the doctors keep track of every single thing. I'll be ironic and say that all that data is only for ad targeting :))

  15. So there is no cure but if you continue to take this pill for the rest of your life you live a normal life. When you can make $$$$$$$$$$ for life. Why would they want a cure?

  16. whats this actually is stating , is there is nop BIG PHARMA CURE for aids…
    so look elsewhere …
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  17. I have to issues:
    I don't know when this has been found out already (I'd guess before 2017) but it is known why the person was cured. He is known as the Berlin Patient and there was also a second patient (London Patient). The Berlin Patient received a bone marrow (BM) transplantation because he suffered from leukemia. Before a patient can receive the donated BM, the old BM has to be eradicated completely (I believe it is done with radiation). BM is where hematopoiesis takes place, which is the origin of all blood cells and therefore also the origin of CD4+ T helper cells. Those are the cells that the HIV infects and as an integral part of the adaptive immunity, this is what finally gives you the acquired immuno deficiency. Now, HIV needs two surface molecules on the host cells to infect it: CD4 and CCR5. Around 1% of the people has a mutation in the gene that encodes CCR5, which alters the molecule in a way that it no longer gets presented on the cell surface. And without CCR5, HIV cannot enter the cell and with that the person is immune to it. So the Berlin Patient received BM from a person with the mutation 😉 To be precise, it the CCR5-Δ32 mutation and it makes you immune against HIV-1, if someone wants to look it up.
    CAS9 is part of the bacterial "immune system" and in gene therapy with the CRISPR/CAS9 system the genes for both, the guiding sequence and the CAS9 and brought into the cell with a vector, e.g. Adenovector

  18. Power to scientists, make Hiv history, best of luck. Bcs it's more pathetic and stigmatised for the ppls effected. Than cancer patients.

  19. How close are we?

    Imagine the distance of earth from sun. Yeah that how’s close we are from curing HIV.

  20. With the availability of PrEP. I think we will see the HIV virus go extinct before they ever find a cure. If we could make PrEP available to everyone for free we could foreseeable say goodbye to new HIV infections in less than a year and extinction of the virus in 80 years or less.

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  24. Yeah when you treated cancer ,HIV gone. They are many way to treat cancer and after few day you Will see the changes.
    Example if you are positive,take soursop leaves+pear's leaves+…..boil together drink for 20 days.cancer Will be gone.the scientists don,t want to help people because they knows that HIV is disease of they laboratory s,not return to the natural remedies, no peaple will die again. By Dr.serbi.

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  26. Yall been close. Just BS letting mf die. GOD has everything on this earth we need. Stop fkin bs and give those people what they need

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  28. I am just a teen but a few years ago I heard of HIV I just didn't want to have this type of disease infecting people I also hated other incurable diseases so I wanted to become a medical researcher

    There are now 2 people cured of HIV one in Belgium and one in London

    Also cart t cell therapy might be an alternative that potentially could work

  30. i hope so this making be depress hearing all them people die and get it hiv is a cancer that shut down every thing in the body but it come thru the blood into your immune system 16 warning signs they all bad i know people who have it and lost a few family from it i really hope they find a cure for all of it

  31. USHA VILLAGE HAVE BEEN CURING AIDS SINCE THE 70S. RESEARCH DR SEBI. IF YOU DONT AGREE THEN DONT. not everybody can be save not with to much ego

  32. Want a cure? Jesus Christ of Nazareth. 100% you will get cured only if you follow him and accept him as the son of God and live a holy life. He is the creator of your cells and your immune system who else but him that knows your inner you, he who created tbe heavens, the planets the whole universe, he being in spirit form had the knowledge, science and power to form a world of mass. Seek him and you will witness his might. He is the scientist of scientists. I've witness many people get cured of all deceases.

  33. HIV is curable by ayurved provided that you get the right herbs and medicines in balance that can enhance immunity and your body start improving immunity. That's a bit long process but can be cured for sure. Ayurved has remedies for all incurable deceases. Please give hope to those who have lost their hopes. We're here to support them with full respect and to give them same respect back as we have given to our previous patients. We promise..

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  35. HIV depletes your CD4. Your CD4 is your signalling cells vital for your lymphocytes (NK cells). CD4 is a messenger cells that signals the presence of any foreign bodies interning in your body. When CD4 downs, that could no longer longer send signals for rescue. Then virus destroys your helpless cells.
    Lymphocytes can't release its potent toxic chemicals to any incoming virus because your CD4 are slowly dying. No signals can identify virus because HIC mimics CD4 so as not to get detected by killer cells/lymphocytes/ antibodies are oblivious what's going on.

    Natural killer cells communicates via chemical signals. If your CD4 goes down in number, cellular inflammation takes over to any area of your organ that is weak or no immune system residents.

    The best approach is to take supplements that can boost immune system both innate adaptive through Hematopoeises (production of red white and hemoglobin) in your bone marrow and spleen.

    There is already a functional herbal supplement that can boosts CD4, CD8, etc that can fight HIV (virus).

  36. i was diagnosed with Herpes for 2years ago i lived in pain with the knowledge that i wasn't going to ever be well again i contacted so many herbal doctors on this issue and wasted a large sum of money but my condition never got better i was determined to get my life back so one day i saw a post on how Dr Ologunebi ridwan  saved people from the VIRUS with his herbal medicine i contacted Dr Ologunebi ridwan  on his email address [email protected] we spoke on the issue i told him all that i went through and he told me not to worry that everything will be fine again so he prepared the medicine and send it to me through courier service and told me how to use it,after 14days of usage I went to see the doctor for test ,then the result was negative,am the happiest man on earth now. contact this herbal doctor via: [email protected] 


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  37. If everybody with HIV stopped having sex and stopped having kids, or just simply all died at once, then HIV and AIDS would no longer exist ever again and thus prevent trillions upon trillions of future deaths. Lose a few, save many upon many.

  38. Hiv/AIDS treatment is one the greatest achievements in medicine. It used to be a death sentence but no more. People with the disease can lead a normal and long lives.

  39. yup this makes celebacy sound soooo good id rather be celibate for life than have aids. that's why you choose your partners wisely man.

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  41. The most famous Berlin patient is Timothy Ray Brown. He is originally from Seattle, Washington. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1995 and began antiretroviral therapy. He was finally cured in 2008.

  42. Well i think the cure is the rhnull bloid type had it own antibodies to to retain the human dna hahaha just kidding by whr are they now the golden blood i knowthis case was vry serious 😉😉

  43. Many has been cured but they say only one becausecthey want to control the businees once you test and they say you have youre fucked even if youre cured the say youre not cured because they want. To have the recipe so the continue making lots of money

  44. According to many journals HIV was cured out totally by body by giving the individuals a administration of black seed oil and the patient was cured within 6 months.
    Medical industry wants to hide this because if black seed oil is wiping all the diseases how will they mint the Billions.

  45. And People who are suffering from HIV, Cancer, Diabetes and high blood pressure I suggest them to take black seed oil to see physical changes in ur body/reports within atleast a month.
    All thanks to Allah
    but this is the result of extensively researching.

    Disclaimer :
    This information is only for educational and awareness purpose. Bo action or inaction should be taken based on the content of the information. For proper treatment consult ur doctor.

  46. There’s a cure. Think about this around the 1940s any illness that killed fast and was highly contagious scientists figured out cures and vaccines dam fast Aids and cancer kills slow and Is not contagious like smallpox or the Black Death so money wise no incentive to cure you This is just my observation after living over 50 years

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  49. Many people wonder if there is a natural cure for hiv or are looking for ways on how to get rid of hiv for good. there are many natural hiv remedies that can put Hiv into remission. there is a method for how to get rid of Hiv Wish is taking of herbal medicines. My problem with Hiv has caused me many traumas,especially in my sex life.I was so afraid of infecting my boyfriend, I suffered the embarrassment of visiting dermatologists queries hundreds of times.Unfortunately,they did not find a definitive solution to my problem.The solution came from the least expected herbal doctor which is Dr David Richard . By reading in a specialised forum on the subject,How to cure Hiv virus completely. Many people had tried, with excellent and quick results.I had nothing to lose so I decided to contact Dr David Richard and use his herbal medicine to eliminate my Hiv. I spent two weeks using his herbal medicine and today my Hiv completely disappeared and turn out negative after numerous test from different hospital. I recommend this method to all people who want to eliminate the Hiv from their body forever, The doctor contact,[email protected]

  50. Taking into account that the Black Death, which killed up to half of the population of the world (75 million is the most conservative estimate), and the 1918 influenza pandemic, the claim made by the doctor at 2:18 is highly dubious *at best*. Obviously HIV/AIDS has ravaged humanity, but hyperbole and bad information only serve to detract from the credibility of the movement to combat the issue – it's not doing anyone any favors.

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