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Conspiracy theory! Do you think they already have a cure and just use weaker treatment to make money?
While there is actually evidence that AIDS has been cured before (here
will give you a starting point if you wish to do some reading on the subject) this is certainly not something that can be done in more than a minute numbers of AIDS sufferers. Essentially, the first evidence came about after a leukemia patient was given a bone marrow transplant in 2008. Because of a rare mutation of his immune system's cells, the receptors that essentially allow HIV to re-enter (I'm very much oversimplifying this, but the way) aren't present and he was officially declared HIV-free despite having ceased AIDS medication.
This procedure was actually much more likely to have killed him than cured him, so it's not a practical solution, but I just thought that I'd being a bit of sunshine to the conspiracy parade.
The more you know, right?