HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a virus that attacks the body’s infection-fighting immune system. Today’s treatments help lower the amount of virus in the blood so people who are HIV-positive can live healthier lives.

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How to Prevent HIV

HIV is difficult to treat, but easier to prevent. Here's how to protect yourself.
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16 Signs You May Have HIV

Think you have HIV? The only way to tell is to get an HIV test, but here are some possible symptoms.
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Top 10 Myths About Safe Sex and Sexual Health

You can't trust everything you read on the Internet, so we got the facts behind these top sexual health misconceptions.
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10 Things You Never Knew About HIV and AIDS

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to take stock of the epidemic’s scope and the everyday impact of the virus.
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Child With HIV Has Been in Remission For Nearly 9 Years Without Drugs

Scientists report on an encouraging case of a child with sustained remission of HIV with early treatment, but without continuing drugs.
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7 Myths About HIV and the Facts You Need to Know

When the National Enquirer broke the news of Charlie Sheen’s HIV diagnosis, the story was already misleading: “Charlie Sheen AIDS Cover-Up,” blared the headline.
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HIV is commonly transmitted through sexual contact or use of shared needles.