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  1. 7 Myths About HIV/AIDS

    Living with HIV today is very different than it was years ago. Learn the truth.

  2. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - When To Call a Doctor

    If you are infected with HIV or caring for someone who is, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if any of the following conditions develop: seizures, loss of consciousness, new weakness in an arm, a leg, or one side of the body.

  3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Test

    A human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test detects antibodies to HIV in the blood. This determines whether an HIV infection is present (HIV - positive).

  4. HIV & AIDS Guide - Cause

    Learn about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and how the virus affects the body and immune system.

  5. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Health Tools

    Should I start antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection even though I have no symptoms?

  6. HIV Screening - Topic Overview

    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. Early detection and monitoring of HIV will help your doctor find out whether the disease is getting worse and when to start treatment. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone should get tested for HIV as part of ...

  7. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Medications

    Learn about drugs that target HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS.

  8. 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

  9. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Symptoms

    Read about symptoms of HIV infection.

  10. 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.

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