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  • AIDS Resources
    AIDS resources. AIDS support, information and contacts.
  • Early Symptomatic HIV Infection
    Early symptomatic HIV infection is the stage with HIV symptoms but no disease development. Learn about early symptomatic HIV infection causes, symptoms, tests, treatment and prevention.
  • HIV Infection
    HIV infection is a viral infection caused by the HIV virus that gradually destroys the immune system. Learn about HIV infection causes, symptoms, tests, treatment and prevention.
  • A friend of mine told me that just because you have HIV doesn't mean you have AIDS. Is this true?
    Early rumors claimed that having HIV doesn't mean that you necessarily have AIDS. Is there any truth to this?
  • How AIDS Works
    Many world leaders agree that we're losing the war on AIDS. AIDS is one of the deadliest human diseases ever -- worldwide, it claims approximately 5 lives every minute of every day. Learn how the AIDS virus attacks the body.
  • Can I get AIDS from a mosquito bite?
    Since AIDS is carried through the blood, what are the chances of contracting it from a mosquito bite?
  • Are we on the brink of an AIDS vaccine?
    A research group in Atlanta has developed an AIDS vaccine that shows 96 percent effectiveness in non-human, pre-clinical trials. It's already in Phase I human trials and could be on the market within four years.
  • Does male circumcision up the risk of male-to-female HIV transmission?
    The giddiness over studies showing that circumcision reduces a man's risk of contracting AIDS from an infected woman has died down a bit in the wake of subsequent research.
  • How does an oral HIV test work?
    A recently FDA-approved rapid HIV test (one that doesn't have to be sent to a laboratory for processing) can use blood, serum or oral fluids with equal accuracy.

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