By Jessie I Snyder -
I have been HIV positive for 24 years and had full-blown AIDS for 17 years and while there is now medicine that has helped me live this long with HIV, I don’t believe that there will ever be a cure for AIDS. The reason being with the pharmaceutical companies making billions of dollars on AIDS medications, they would never allow a cure for AIDS to be released.
If you ask me, I believe that a cure already exists. However, if they were to release a cure for HIV and AIDS, the pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, and HIV clinics would most definitely go bankrupt.
So will there ever be a cure for AIDS? Not in this lifetime. Because HIV and AIDS treatment is a multi-billion dollar industry. If they were to release a cure for AIDS there would be millions of people out of jobs and the economy would hit an all-time low, since the Great Depression. Therefore, economically it would be impossible to release a cure for AIDS.
There is currently not even a vaccine for AIDS, while talk of a vaccine may be in the near future I still do not feel a cure wouldn’t even be in the picture. But if there was a cure released then the whole country would go bankrupt and there would be total chaos in the economy. So to save the economic status of the world from being crushed there could never be a cure for AIDS.
HIV and AIDS affects millions of lives and infects even more millions of people no matter what age, race, or sexuality. AIDS is a devastating disease. While it is true that AIDS is no longer considered a death sentence, but instead a incurable chronic manageable disease, I cannot see a cure becoming available in the next 50-100 years. I mean, look how long cancer and other deadly debilitating diseases have been around and yet there is no cure for them either.
In conclusion, I really don’t believe that there will ever be a cure for HIV or AIDS because it is an incurable disease. And if there is a cure we would never see it because it would be devastating to the economic status of pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. Including but not limited to hospitals, clinics, home health care agencies, nursing homes, etc. Also, HIV is a virus and there is not currently nor ever will be a cure for a virus. So I don’t believe that there will ever be a cure for AIDS.
I am 38 year old, web article writer, poet, author of two books-TRUE INSPIRATIONS and SLEEPING WITH THE ANGELS; and a colllege student at Nashville State Community College where I am pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Office Administration-Medical Professional Concentration. I have been HIV positive for 24 years and had full-blown AIDS for 17 years.
You can learn more about my book on my blog at http://www.jessiesnyder.blogspot.com