HIV, especially if left untreated, leaves a person vulnerable to a host of infections:
It is imperative that your partner(s) be informed of your HIV status (and in some places you have a legal responsibility to do so) so they can be tested. To avoid spreading the virus to others, safe sex must be practiced at all times, for all types of intercourse.
No. Viruses don't have cures, but symptoms can be controlled with proper treatment.
Viral. AIDS is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
Antiviral Medication. HIV/AIDS is treated with a variety of antiviral medications: fusion inhibitors, protease inhibitors and RT inhibitors are the most common.
AIDS / HIV is Incurable. HIV/AIDS is incurable; as such treatment is aimed at slowing progression and treating symptoms.
Yes. Partners should be informed of your condition and condoms/dams should be used consistently.
No. HIV is incurable; once you are infected, you will carry the disease with your for life.