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  1. How Do You Catch HIV?

    A description of the ways that you can get infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

  2. AIDS, HIV, and Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)

    Pneumocystis pneumonia, or PCP, is a serious infection that often affects people with HIV and AIDS. Find out more from the experts at WebMD.

  3. HTLV Type I and Type II

    HTLV-I was first isolated in 1980 from a patient originally thought to have a cutaneous lymphoma. It became clear that it was a distinct form of lymphoma,which was designated as acute T-cell leukemia/ lymphoma (ATL). Some years later,different groups in Martinique and Japan described an association between a chronic disease of the spinal cord and HTLV-I infection,which was later named HTLV-I ...

  4. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

    AIDS is an infectious disorder that suppresses the normal function of the immune system. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),which destroys the body's ability to fight infections. Specific cells of the immune system that are responsible for the proper response to infections (T cells) are destroyed by this virus. Characteristically a person infected with HIV initially ...

  5. AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report AIDS Dysmorphic Syndrome is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  6. Caring for Someone With HIV or AIDS

    Caring for someone with HIV/AIDS? WebMD tells you what kind of help you can offer - and how.

  7. AIDS and Social Security Disability Insurance

    If you have a disability and AIDS, you may be able to obtain one or more types of disability insurance.

  8. Understanding AIDS/HIV -- Prevention

    Get the basics on prevention of AIDS/HIV from the experts at WebMD.

  9. HIV Diagnosis and Treatment Explained

    WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of AIDS/HIV.

  10. Understanding AIDS/HIV -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to the symptoms of HIV and AIDS.

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