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What Is HIV?

Jump to: Symptoms | Causes | Prevention | Pictures | Diagnosis | Treatment | When to See a Doctor | Is HIV curable? | HIV in children | Living with HIV | HIV in pregnancy | Celebrities with HIV What is HIV? Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a virus …

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How to Prevent HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 1 million Americans have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although its prevalence is higher in certain cities, among African Americans, and among men who have sex with other men, anyone can get the disease, which is fatal when not …

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7 Myths About HIV and the Facts You Need to Know

When the National Enquirer broke the news of Charlie Sheen’s HIV diagnosis, the story was already misleading: “Charlie Sheen AIDS Cover-Up,” blared the headline. Sheen responded with an exclusive TODAY show interview, where he revealed his HIV-positive diagnosis. Note: Sheen has HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), not AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). …

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Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus

FRIDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) — Good dental health may help prevent AIDS, say Japanese researchers. The link, they say, could be periodontal, or gum, disease. The researchers found that periodontitis-causing P. gingivalis bacteria can trigger a pathway that causes reactivation of latent HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. P. …

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