Re: How do you know when you are "cured"?
I am sure there are some people who have been "cured" but some people have to deal with it the rest of their life. there are few studies on this, so I don't know the percentages.
My opinion - once you are symptom free, you need to keep your immune system strong, take supplements, eat healthy, and if your lucky it will stay in check. if you go back to unhealthy life style, eating junk, etc, it could take hold again.
any kind of trauma or illness can also make it come back in full force, such as accident, surgery, injury, pregnancy. these things are unfortunately not under our control, but we can remember to watch for signs of recurrent infection and any symptoms, including new or worse symptoms, and begin treatment right away. many people never even knew they had it until such an event.