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==What is AIDS?==
 
==What is AIDS?==
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AIDS - The '''A'''cquired '''I'''mmuno'''d'''eficiency '''S'''yndrome - is a disease you get when HIV destroys your body’s immune system. Normally, your immune system helps you fight off illness. When your immune system fails you can become very sick and can die.
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HIV - the human immunodeficiency virus - is a virus that kills your body’s "CD4 cells." CD4 cells (also called T-helper cells) help your body fight off infection and disease.
  
 
===What is the Difference Between AIDS and HIV?===
 
===What is the Difference Between AIDS and HIV?===
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AIDS is the disease which results from HIV's destruction of the T-helper cells. The HIV virus causes AIDS.
  
 
===Symptoms===
 
===Symptoms===
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===How HIV/AIDS Is Spread===
 
===How HIV/AIDS Is Spread===

Revision as of 19:50, 7 July 2009

What is AIDS?

AIDS - The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - is a disease you get when HIV destroys your body’s immune system. Normally, your immune system helps you fight off illness. When your immune system fails you can become very sick and can die. HIV - the human immunodeficiency virus - is a virus that kills your body’s "CD4 cells." CD4 cells (also called T-helper cells) help your body fight off infection and disease.

What is the Difference Between AIDS and HIV?

AIDS is the disease which results from HIV's destruction of the T-helper cells. The HIV virus causes AIDS.

Symptoms

How HIV/AIDS Is Spread

Treatment Options

How to know you have AIDS (Diagnosis)

Diseases With Similar Symptoms

When to Seek Urgent Medical Care

Prevention

What to Expect (Outook/Prognosis)

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