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HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It kills or damages the body's immune system cells. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the most advanced stage of infection with HIV.

HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. It may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Women can give it to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth.

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  1. HIV/AIDS (National Library of Medicine)  
    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It kills or damages the body's immune system cells. AIDS stands ... is the most advanced stage of infection with HIV. HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with ...
  2. Living with HIV/AIDS (National Library of Medicine)  
    Infection with HIV is serious. But the outlook for people with HIV/AIDS is improving. If you are infected with HIV, there are many things you can do to ... health care provider who knows how to treat HIV. You may want to join a support group. ...
  3. HIV/AIDS and Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    Having HIV/AIDS weakens your body's immune system. Your immune system normally fights germs that enter your body. When HIV/AIDS makes it weak, it can't fight ...
  4. HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    If you have HIV/AIDS and find out you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, you should let your health care provider know as soon as possible. Some HIV/AIDS medicines may harm your baby. Your health ...
  5. HIV/AIDS in Women (National Library of Medicine)  
    HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, kills or damages cells of the body's immune system. The most advanced stage of infection with HIV is AIDS, which stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. ...
  6. HIV/AIDS Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
    In the early 1980s, when the HIV/AIDS epidemic began, patients rarely lived longer than a few years. But today, there are many effective medicines to fight the infection, ...
  7. HIV infection; Infection - HIV; Human immunodeficiency virus; Acquired immune deficiency syndrome ... touched by a person infected with the virus HIV and blood or organ donation: HIV is not ...
  8. ... Translate Text Size Print How Do You Get HIV or AIDS? How Do You Get HIV? Certain body fluids from an HIV-infected person ... CDC’s HIV Basics: HIV Transmission . HOW is hiv spread? Approximately 50,000 new HIV infections occur ...
  9. What Is HIV/AIDS? (AIDS.gov)  
    ... HIV/AIDS? Translate Text Size Print What Is HIV/AIDS? What Is HIV? “HIV” stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. To ... Should I Do if I Think I Have HIV? Find HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers Enter your ...
  10. ... Text Size Print Lower Your Sexual Risk of HIV How Can I Reduce My Risk Of Getting HIV Through Sexual Contact? In the United States, HIV ... are not infected with HIV. Sexual Practices And HIV Risk The risk of getting HIV through sexual ...
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