Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preventing Infections During Travel
If you're HIV-positive, you need to be particularly careful to avoid infections, especially when you're traveling. WebMD gives you tips on how to protect yourself.
You Can Prevent Cryptosporidiosis
The parasitic disease cryptosporidiosis can be quite dangerous to you if you have HIV. Read here for details.
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.
How HIV Causes AIDS
An in-depth review of how the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) damages the immune system, causing AIDS.