HIV/AIDS

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS.

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)  
    ... at risk for serious infections and certain cancers. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS. HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with ...
  2. HIV/AIDS 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 you at ... as crypto (cryptosporidiosis) and toxo (toxoplasmosis) Having HIV/AIDS can make infections harder to treat. People with ...
  3. Living with HIV/AIDS (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS. Infection with HIV is serious. But thanks to ...
  4. HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    If you are pregnant and have HIV/AIDS,there is a risk of passing HIV to your baby. It can happen in three ways: During pregnancy During childbirth, especially if it ...
  5. HIV/AIDS in Women (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS. HIV often spreads through unprotected sex with an ...
  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, and people ...
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  9. Treatment Options for AIDS-Related Lymphoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Childhood NHL Treatment Research AIDS-Related Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version General Information About AIDS-Related Lymphoma Go to Health Professional Version Key ...
  10. Stages of AIDS-Related Lymphoma From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment Childhood NHL Treatment Research AIDS-Related Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version General Information About AIDS-Related Lymphoma Go to Health Professional Version Key ...
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