Thirty years ago, all people almost do not understand AIDS, people talk about “Ai” discoloration. At that time the average infection only less than 5 years of survival, not to mention treatment or cure.
With the emergence of “cocktail therapy” and the progress of medical capacity, the lives of infected people have been greatly improved, AIDS is no longer “terminally ill”.
Now where are we going?
Thirty years have passed, and now medicine has been able to well control the AIDS condition, so that infected people’s viral load reduced to undetectable level,
life and quality of life is almost the same as ordinary people In addition, infected people can also have a healthy baby.
But, nevertheless, we still have to take medicine for life on time, and HIV will be with us into the dust, and we can not help asking:
“When to stop?”
“When to cure?”
We often say that there are two levels of cure, that is, functional cure and complete cure
The American AIDS Research Center (amfAR) has given a new definition of the current “cure”. Infected persons need to meet the following three criteria at the same time, can be considered “cured”:
1) able to live a normal, healthy life;
2) can disable antiretroviral therapy or any other HIV-related drugs (maximum difficulty);
3) Do not spread HIV to others.
“HIV Cure (AIDS)” is real
A milestone in the number of cases of Berlin patients and VISCONTI cohort cases. Although there is no copy of the lucky, can not be widely applicable to all infected persons, but these cases do prove that the cure of AIDS has been possible to achieve.
30 years have passed, the scientific community is no longer stay in the discovery and understanding of AIDS at the level, we have a full understanding of AIDS, but also answered a variety of key scientific issues.
Now, we do not have to ask “can not cure” such problems, but to ask “how can we cure”! Now the scientific community is entering a more technical challenge to solve the problem of a new stage. Yes, cure is a technical issue that covers a range of challenges in medicine, management, psychology, and economics.