Learn the basic facts about being HIV-positive. Find out who's at risk of getting the AIDS virus -- and how to prevent AIDS.
If you're just beginning to learn about HIV and AIDS, this is a good place to start.
HIV is a virus. It may cause AIDS after you’ve been infected for several years and it’s weakened your immune system.
There are two main types of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) -- HIV-1 and HIV-2. Both can lead to AIDS.
Untreated HIV generally progresses through different stages and, eventually, to AIDS.
AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV. Your HIV could become AIDS if you’re not getting HIV treatment.
If you live with HIV, you might have other health conditions to manage as well.
It’s important to know that having a couple of symptoms that look like HIV doesn’t guarantee you have it.
If you’ve been diagnosed with HIV, you’re bound to wonder how it will affect your future, and how long the future might be.
HIV research has made remarkable progress since scientists first identified the disease in the 1980s.
The most current numbers from 2019 show about 1.2 million people in the U.S. were living with HIV.
With each passing year, the numbers paint a more positive picture about HIV, the infection that can lead to AIDS.
Mistaken ideas about HIV and AIDS have sometimes brought on the behaviors that cause people to get the virus.
Studies show that HIV grown in the lab, when placed on a surface, loses most of its ability to infect within many hours.
Do you know someone who has HIV or AIDS? Here are some quick facts about the disease.
Three retroviruses can cause illness in humans, and each one has different symptoms.
In 1983, scientists discovered the virus that causes AIDS. The race was on for a treatment to stop this deadly disease.