Is there a cure for HIV? No, there is no cure for HIV. However, treatment is available to prevent viral replication which helps minimise viral damage and the chances of transmission. People who are on HIV treatments can live full, healthy and active lives. If diagnosed early and with the right treatment someone living with HIV can have the same healthy life expectancy as someone who does not have HIV. If a person with HIV is on treatment and undetectable then they do not pass HIV on. There have been three people in the world effectively cured of HIV, or entered long-term remission with no continuing treatment. This followed extremely invasive stem-cell transplants which were undertaken to treat cancer. This is not a scalable option to cure HIV in the general population due to the risks involved, and the limited number of donors with the appropriate cells which appear to be resistant to HIV.