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  1. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Prevention

    Learn how to help prevent HIV infection.

  2. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Symptoms

    Read about symptoms of HIV infection.

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

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

  4. Medical History and Physical Exam for HIV Infection

    When you are first diagnosed with HIV, your health professional will check your current health status. He or she will ask questions about your current symptoms and past health to determine whether you have had any HIV - related illnesses, whether you have medication allergies, whether your immunizations are up to date, and whether you have ever been hospitalized for illness or surgery.Many of the

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  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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