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Learning More about HIV AIDS Prevention and Control

AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome it causes a destruction of the immune system. It is the most advanced stage of the HIV virus. AIDS is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the presence of a positive HIV antibody test and one or more of the illnesses known as opportunistic infections.

HIV AIDS Prevention and Control

The HIV virus, type 1 or 2 is widely known to be the cause of AIDS. HIV breaks down and attacks your T cells so your body is unable to defend itself against different infections. The HIV virus also attacks your peripheral nervous system, this causes nerve and muscle pain, especially in the feet, legs, and hands.