AIDS and HIV Center

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

General Overview

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an illness that weakens the body's immune system. The immune systems of people with AIDS are not able to fight off certain infections and cancers. More


Living With HIV/AIDS

PD Character Studies SS32081In her own words: living with HIVRerun imageHIV treatment: the challenges for older adultsImproved medications have helped many people with HIV live longer, but treating older adults with HIV presents some unique challenges.Rerun imagePregnancy, parenting, and HIVDiscusses the possibility of pregnancy when one or both of the prospective parents is HIV-positive.DepressionAIDS dementia complexDementia is a brain disorder characterized by a general loss of intellectual abilities involving impairment of memory, judgment, and abstract thinking as well as changes in personality.

Preventing HIV/AIDS

IMAGEThe long and short of condomsDiscusses the best condoms for preventing the transmission of HIV and tips on using condoms effectively.

Special Topics

IMAGEHIV home test kits: are all created equal?Discusses choosing accurate HIV home test kits and the pros and cons of home testing.

Related Conditions

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

American Foundation for AIDS Research

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)


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