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  1. HIV & AIDS Guide - HIV/AIDS: What Raises Your Risk

    HIV/AIDS: What Increases Your Risk

  2. HIV/AIDS: Resources

    HIV/AIDS Resources

  3. HIV-2

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2

  4. Minority AIDS Initiative

    Communities of color, including African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaska Native, have been disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

  5. Does HIV Cause AIDS?

    The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells, HIV progressively destroys the body's ability to fight infections and certain cancers.

  6. HIV & AIDS Guide - HIV Diagnosis

    HGetting tested for HIV can be scary; however, the condition is treatable so it is important to get tested if you think you have been exposed.

  7. HIV, AIDS, and Older Adults

    Though many older people believe that they are not at risk for contracting HIV, this WebMD article proves otherwise.

  8. Safe Food and Water for HIV Patients

    If you're HIV-positive, you need to know how to protect yourself against dangerous foodborne infections.

  9. Dangerous Intersection of Drug Use and Sexual HIV Transmission Points to Critical Need for Comprehensive HIV Prevention

    Read this article for information about the connection between injection drug use and sexual HIV transmission, as well as a discussion about prevention.

  10. Opportunistic Infections and Your Pets

    Owning a pet can be important to your mental health, especially if you're suffering from a chronic disease like HIV. But be aware that there are health risks involved with pet ownership if your immune system has been compromised by your disease.

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