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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 - 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.

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

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

  4. HIV and Weight Loss - Topic Overview

    Weight loss in people with HIV has many possible causes. If you lose weight fast,it may be because you have another infection along with HIV. This type of illness is called an opportunistic infection. Gradual weight loss may be due to problems with nutrition. You may lose weight if you cannot eat enough food or if your body cannot absorb all the nutrients from the food you eat. Pain in your ...

  5. Pregnancy and HIV Testing

    WebMD provides information on getting tested for HIV during pregnancy.

  6. Screening Tests for HIV Diagnosis and Treatment

    WebMD provides an overview of different HIV screening tests, both those used to diagnose HIV infection and those used to select and monitor treatments in people who are living with HIV.

  7. HIV and AIDS

    Learn more about HIV and AIDS, including diagnosis and treatment, from the experts at WebMD.

  8. The Difference Between HIV and AIDS

    What's the difference between HIV and AIDS? When does HIV become AIDS?

  9. HIV and Your Body

    Be aware of how HIV affects your body and what you can do to stay healthy.

  10. 7 Myths About HIV/AIDS

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

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