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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)  
    ... risk for other infections and diseases. What is AIDS? AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with ... of the virus. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS. How does HIV spread? HIV is spread through ...
  2. 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 you at ... as crypto (cryptosporidiosis) and toxo (toxoplasmosis) Having HIV/AIDS can make infections harder to treat. People with ...
  3. Hearing Aids (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... more in both quiet and noisy situations. Hearing aids help people who have hearing loss from damage ... certain medicines. There are different types of hearing aids. They differ by size, their placement on or ...
  4. Mobility Aids (National Library of Medicine)  
    Mobility aids help you walk or move from place to place if you have adisability or an injury. They ...
  5. 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 body fight infection. AIDS is the final stage of infection with HIV. ...
  6. HIV and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    If you are pregnant or planning to 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 ...
  7. ... organizations are good resources for information on HIV/AIDS : HIVinfo.NIH.gov -- hivinfo.nih.gov/ HIV.gov -- ... on Women's Health -- www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-and-aids US National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus -- medlineplus.gov/ ...
  8. HIV Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... gradually destroy the immune system and advance to AIDS. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS. What is antiretroviral therapy (ART)? The treatment of ...
  9. ... immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). When a person becomes infected with HIV, ...
  10. ... immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS. When a person becomes infected with HIV, the ... cancers. When that happens, the illness is called AIDS. HIV can be transmitted to the fetus or ...
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