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  1. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - What Increases Your Risk

    Most people get HIV by having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV. Another common way of getting the virus is by sharing needles with someone who is infected with HIV when injecting drugs. You have an increased risk of becoming infected with HIV thro

  2. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Symptoms

    Read about symptoms of HIV infection.

  3. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Treatment Overview

    The most effective treatment for HIV is highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), a combination of several antiretroviral drugs that aims to control the amount of virus in your body. Learn more.

  4. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Home Treatment

    If you are infected with HIV, you can lead an active life for a long time. There are many steps you can take to maintain your health and prevent the spread of HIV. Learn more about HIV to help you actively participate in your health care decisions. Get th

  5. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Topic Overview

    Information on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.

  6. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Prevention

    Learn how to help prevent HIV infection.

  7. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - What Happens

    HIV is spread when blood, semen, or vaginal fluids from an infected person enter another person's body, usually through: Sexual contact. The virus may enter the body through a tear in the lining of the rectum, vagina, urethra, or mouth. Between 75% and 80

  8. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Exams and Tests

    Getting tested for HIV can be scary, but the condition is treatable so it is important to get tested if you think you have been exposed. If you test positive, early detection and monitoring of HIV will help your doctor determine whether the disease is pro

  9. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Other Treatment

    HIV can cause emotional, social, and financial stresses that significantly add to the stress of being ill. Accepting that these stresses are present and getting the education and support you need may help you manage them and improve your quality of life.

  10. HIV & AIDS Guide - Topic Overview

    What is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system,the body’s natural defense system. Without a strong immune system,the body has trouble fighting off disease. Both the virus and the infection it causes are called HIV. White blood cells are an important part of the immune system. HIV invades and destroys certain white blood cells called CD4+ cells. If ...

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