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HIV/AIDS
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the body's immune defenses by destroying CD4 (T-cell) lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that normally help guard the body against attacks by bacteria, viruses and other germs.

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Special Populations
HIV Infection in Adolescents and Young Adults
There is a rising concern about the effects of HIV/AIDS among adolescents and young adults between ages of 13 to 24 in the United States.
HIV Infection In Minority Populations
HIV/AIDS continues to disproportionately affect minorities. Racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States, primarily African Americans and Hispanics, make up 58 percent of the more than 928,188 cases of AIDS reported to the CDC since 1981.
HIV Infection And Women
The number of women with HIV infection and AIDS in the United States is steadily rising. Read more about this important health concern, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
HIV and Pregnancy
Even though having HIV as an expectant mother poses risks, it does not mean that you and your baby are destined to have medical problems and poor health.

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Associated Conditions
Lymphoma (Hodgkin Disease and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma)
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph (or lymphatic) system. It is part of the immune system. It collects and destroys invading organisms, such as bacteria and viruses, and abnormal cells.
Candidiasis
Candidiasis is an infection caused by species of Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans.
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Kaposi's sarcoma is a type of cancer caused by the virus human herpes virus 8. The tumors appear as red or purple patches on the skin, mouth, lungs, liver, or gastrointestinal tract.
Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite that spends the main portion of its life cycle inside cats.


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