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One of the most frightening and misunderstood diseases of our time is HIV and AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is most commonly transmitted between people through unprotected sexual contact, or through blood-to-blood contact.
Once contracted, HIV slowly builds in the body, sometimes for as long as a decade. Early signs of HIV are difficult to identify, and the virus can be transmitted at any stage. As the victim’s immune system becomes increasingly compromised, opportunistic infections become more common and harder to combat.
Left untreated, HIV will grow to its most advanced form, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. Even when treated with retrovirals, the spread of HIV can only be slowed, and there is no AIDS cure.
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