if dialysis is essentially used to clean your blood and filter it, can it cure HIV?

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Or if the disease dies once it hits air we cant create something to expose the blood?

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No, HIV attacks your t-cells, depleting it. T-cells are housed in your lymph nodes not your blood

Blood is filled with many different cells, proteins, ions and other material. Dialysis is able to remove certain small proteins, ionic salts and other small molecules from the blood. The size of the pores in the dialysis filter is carefully controlled so only the things you want to remove pass through it.

HIV virus is far too large for dialysis to remove from the blood. If dialysis could remove large molecules, it would be a disaster as you would start losing useful large proteins like albumin.