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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. 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.

  5. 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.

  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. How HIV Causes AIDS

    An in-depth review of how the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) damages the immune system, causing AIDS.

  8. 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.

  9. HIV, AIDS, and Older Adults

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

  10. 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.

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