HIV & AIDS Health Center

HIV & AIDS Overview

Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV/AIDS weakens a person's ability to fight infections. It is contracted through unprotected sex or needle sharing. An HIV test confirms diagnosis. Medications may suppress the virus and delay the onset of AIDS.

Symptoms and Stages of HIV

HIV infection happens in three stages. Without treatment, it will get worse over time and eventually overwhelm your immune system.

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