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HIV and AIDS

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.
It breaks down the immune system- our body's protection against disease.HIV causes people to become sick with infections that normally wouldn't affect them.
HIV is the infection that causes AIDS.HIV has few or no symptoms for up to10 years or more before symptoms of AIDS develop.
AIDS is short for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is the most advanced stage of HIV disease.
There is no cure for HIV/AIDS but treatment is available. HIV can b spread through unprotected sex with an infected person n through promiscuity. Latex and female condoms offer very good protection against HIV.

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