HIV/AIDS

What is HIV?

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. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers.

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/AIDS (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... for serious infections and certain cancers. What is AIDS? AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection 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)  
    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 stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the ...
  4. HIV/AIDS and Pregnancy (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... pregnancy? If you are pregnant and have HIV/AIDS,there is a risk of passing HIV to ... can greatly lower that risk by taking HIV/AIDS medicines. These medicines will also help protect your ...
  5. HIV/AIDS in Women (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are HIV and AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. ...
  6. HIV/AIDS Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is HIV/AIDS? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying CD4 cells. These are a type ... gradually destroy the immune system and advance to AIDS. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is ...
  7. Hearing Aids (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... more in both quiet and noisy situations. Hearing aids help people who have hearing loss from damage ... your doctor. There are different kinds of hearing aids. They differ by size, their placement on or ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. ... organizations are good resources for information on HIV/AIDS : HIVinfo.NIH.gov -- hivinfo.nih.gov/ Centers for ... on Women's Health -- www.womenshealth.gov/hiv-and-aids World Health Organization -- www.who.int/news-room/ ...
  10. American Foundation for AIDS Research (American Foundation for AIDS Research)  
    ... For the Press amfAR Honored by Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation amfAR was honored with the Elizabeth Taylor ... care and research and target vulnerable communities. More AIDS at 40: A Reflection amfAR CEO Kevin Robert ...
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