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Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, reducing its ability to fight disease and infection.

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What is HIV?What is HIV

How is HIV transmitted?How is HIV transmitted?

There is NO cure for HIV infection. HIV infection is treated with a combination of anti-retroviral drugs, which target the different ways the virus infects healthy blood cells. These drugs are effective, however if the virus mutates, they will form a resistance to the medication and the drugs will no longer be useful. Like many medications, these drugs can have severe side effects that can cause other life-threatening illnesses.There is NO cure for HIV infection. HIV infection is treated with a combination of anti-retroviral drugs, which target the different ways the virus infects healthy blood cells. These drugs are effective, however if the virus mutates, they will form a resistance to the medication and the drugs will no longer be useful. Like many medications, these drugs can have severe side effects that can cause other life-threatening illnesses.

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HIV = Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, reducing its ability to fight disease and infection.HIV = Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, reducing its ability to fight disease and infection.

What is AIDS

AIDS = Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS develops from HIV infection when the person infected develops an “opportunistic infection.” Opportunistic infections are common infections (i.e. pneumonia or chonic yeast infection) that can prove to be life-threatening for people with HIV because their immune system no longer has the strength to fight them off.AIDS = Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS develops from HIV infection when the person infected develops an “opportunistic infection.” Opportunistic infections are common infections (i.e. pneumonia or chonic yeast infection) that can prove to be life-threatening for people with HIV because their immune system no longer has the strength to fight them off.

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Is there a cureIs 

There is NO cure for HIV infection. HIV infection is treated with a combination of anti-retroviral drugs, which target the different ways the virus infects healthy blood cells. These drugs are effective, however if the virus mutates, they will form a resistance to the medication and the drugs will no longer be useful. Like many medications, these drugs can have severe side effects that can cause other life-threatening illnesses.There is NO cure for HIV infection. HIV infection is treated with a combination of anti-retroviral drugs, which target the different ways the virus infects healthy blood cells. These drugs are effective, however if the virus mutates, they will form a resistance to the medication and the drugs will no longer be useful. Like many medications, these drugs can have severe side effects that can cause other life-threatening illnesses.

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HIV transmitted

HIV is not transmitted through casual contact. HIV can be transferred only through the exchange of bodily fluids, including blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk. These fluids can be transferred through:

Unprotected sexual activity
Sharing used unclean needles or syringes (or other tools used to pierce the skin)
Childbirth, in utero, and breast feeding
Receiving transfusions of infected blood, blood products, organs, or donated spermHIV is not transmitted through casual contact. HIV can be transferred only through the exchange of bodily fluids, including blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk. These fluids can be transferred through:

Unprotected sexual activity
Sharing used unclean needles or syringes (or other tools used to pierce the skin)
Childbirth, in utero, and breast feeding
Receiving transfusions of infected blood, blood products, organs, or donated sperm

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