What is HIV?

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HIV is a virus spread through body fluids that affects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to AIDS. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/whatishiv.html “HIV” stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. To understand what that …

About HIV & Aids

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) are a spectrum of conditions, caused by HIV infection. Infection can be transmitted in a number of ways, such as unprotected sexual intercourse, the sharing of blood via sharing of needles or a compromised blood donation. It can also be transferred from parent to child during pregnancy or breastfeeding. The …