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  1. 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

  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. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Symptoms

    Read about symptoms of HIV infection.

  4. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Prevention

    Learn how to help prevent HIV infection.

  5. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Medications

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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. HIV & AIDS Guide - Cause

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

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

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

  10. 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

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