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What is HIV (AIDS)?

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a Sexually Transmitted Disease.
  • HIV damages the immune system and interferes with the body’s ability to fight off diseases.
  • It is chronic and potentially life-threatening.
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a condition caused by HIV.
  • It may take many years for HIV to weaken the immune system and for you to develop AIDS.
  • Although there is no cure for HIV or AIDS, there are certain medications that can help slow it down.

What are HIV (AIDS) Symptoms?

  • Often asymptomatic (showing no signs), or showing only mild signs.
  • Symptoms vary based on the phase of the infection.

How is HIV (AIDS) Transmitted?

  • HIV is spread through vaginal, anal or oral sex.
  • Spread through infected blood, semen or vaginal secretions that enter your body.
  • Spread through sharing needles.
  • Spread from mother to baby during pregnancy, delivery and breast-feeding.
  • Spread through contact with infected blood, includes blood transfusions.

How do you Test for HIV (AIDS)?

  • Tests detect the presence of HIV antibodies in the blood.
  • A simple blood sample is needed to test for HIV.

What are the Complications of HIV (AIDS)?

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications caused by HIV.
  • Serious health complications can occur if the infection is left untreated.
  • HIV weakens your immune system thus making you susceptible to many opportunistic infections and cancers.

How is HIV (AIDS) Treated?

  • Incurable.
  • Treatable with medication.

How Common is HIV (AIDS)?

  • The CDC estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S.
  • Of those living with HIV 21% are unaware of their infection.
  • Estimated 56,300 new HIV infections each year in the U.S.