HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is a disease that affects the human immune system. AIDS is the final stage of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. If an HIV positive person is left untreated, his/her condition deteriorates into full-blown AIDS where the immune system stops working. Thus the immune system is unable to protect the person from diseases or infections. The virus can be transmitted from an HIV positive person through the exchange of body fluids. This can happen through sexual contact, blood transfusion, needles or from a mother to child during pregnancy. Though there is no cure yet, antiretroviral treatment has proven to be very effective.

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HIV diagnosis — 5 tests to detect a recent HIV infection
- Shraddha Rupavate
July 14, 2014 at 01:31pm
Recently had unprotected sex? Understand why it's important for you to get tested for HIV and how can you do it?

9 factors that increase your risk for HIV
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 24, 2014 at 01:06pm
Lack of knowledge about HIV is the main reason people are prone to it. Be aware of these risk factors and save yourself from getting infected.

12 HIV/AIDS symptoms that you need to watch out for
- Debjani Arora
April 08, 2014 at 04:13pm
Did you have unprotected sex with someone you didn't know? Or had a blood transfusion during your hospital stay? Worried that the blood donation …

Scientists claim second baby cured of HIV!
- Nirmalya Dutta
March 06, 2014 at 03:36pm
A baby in the US may have become the second ever baby to have been cured of the dreaded HIV after doctors failed to find any sign of virus in the …

Oscars 2014: Post Dallas Buyers Club awards can we finally let go of HIV stigma and discrimination
- Nirmalya Dutta
March 03, 2014 at 01:48pm
It’s amazing that a movie on HIV discrimination and stigma should do so amazingly well at the Academy Awards.

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12 diseases that affect people with HIV/AIDS
- Dr Rajiv Rao
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- Editorial Team
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- Editorial Team
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- Editorial Team
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- Kriti Saraswat
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