Incurable non-fatal infectious diseases?
June 15, 2014 7:23 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for examples of contagious infectious diseases for which there is no known cure (and which do not clear on their own) but which are non-fatal (or can be rendered so with known treatment). So basically, a disease where once you catch it you've got it forever, but it probably won't kill you, at least in the short term. Examples: Herpes Simplex, HIV.
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I'm NOT looking for examples of incurable but manageable diseases that are not believed to be caused by infection and which are not contagious. So diabetes, schizophrenia, and Lupus don't count.