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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Treatment Overview

Living with HIV

Learning how to live with HIV infection may keep your immune system strong, while also preventing the spread of HIV to others.

If your partner has HIV:

Treatment for AIDS

If HIV progresses to a late stage, treatment will be started or continued to keep your immune system as healthy as possible.

If you get any diseases that point to AIDS, such as Pneumocystispneumonia or Kaposi's sarcoma, your doctor will treat them.

Many important end-of-life decisions can be made while you are active and able to communicate your wishes. For more information, see the topic Care at the End of Life.

This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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