HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV damages the body’s immune system. This makes it difficult for the body to resist infection and some cancers.

HIV is a serious medical condition. Yet today, with medical care and medication, it is a manageable chronic health condition like other health conditions such as diabetes or heart disease

Our Factsheet: HIV 101 outlines the basics about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), how it is prevented, transmitted, the symptoms, who is at risk of HIV, and how HIV is treated today when someone is diagnosed with HIV.

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