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HIV

What is HIV?

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV harms your immune system by destroying a type of white blood cell that helps your body fight infection. This puts you at risk for other infections and diseases.

What is AIDS?

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. It happens when the body's immune system is badly damaged because of the virus. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS.

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  1. HIV (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV harms your immune system by destroying a type of white blood cell that ... It is the final stage of infection with HIV. It happens when the body's immune system is ...
  2. HIV and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... get pregnant, it's important to get tested for HIV as soon as possible. If you find out that do have HIV, you can start treatment right away to protect ...
  3. HIV in Women (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying a type of white blood cell that ... risk for other infections and diseases. How does HIV spread? HIV can spread in different ways: By ...
  4. HIV Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying CD4 cells. These are a type of ... your body to fight off infections and certain HIV-related cancers. Without treatment, HIV can gradually destroy ...
  5. HIV: PrEP and PEP (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PEP? PrEP and PEP are medicines to prevent HIV. Each type is used in a different situation: ... is for people who don't already have HIV but are at risk of getting it. PrEP ...
  6. Living with HIV (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are HIV and AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying a type of white blood cell that helps your ...
  7. HIV and Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    Having HIV/AIDS weakens your body's immune system. It destroys the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts ... such as crypto (cryptosporidiosis) and toxo (toxoplasmosis) Having HIV/AIDS can make infections harder to treat. People ...
  8. HIV Screening Test What is an HIV test? An HIV test checks a sample of your blood to see whether you are infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). HIV ...
  9. HIV Viral Load What is an HIV Viral Load? An HIV viral load is a blood test that measures the amount of HIV in a sample of your blood. ... is very high. Why do I need an HIV viral load? A viral load test is needed ...
  10. In general, testing for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a 2-step process that involves a ... HIV testing can be done by: Drawing blood from a vein A finger prick blood sample An ...
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