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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Symptoms and Info ...
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus from the subfamily of retroviruses. It was first identified in 1983 . HIV I. Initially named lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV). It was the third identified in a family of human T-lymphotropic viruses (HTLV-III).

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens a person’s immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. There is currently no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. Some groups of people in the United States are more likely to get HIV than others because of many ...

HIV and AIDS: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, and More
HIV is a variation of a virus that can be transmitted to African chimpanzees. Scientists suspect the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) jumped from chimps to humans when people consumed ...

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) destroys specific cells in the immune system, rendering infected people more susceptible to infection with other organisms and infection-related cancers. 1 HIV can be controlled, although not cured, with medical treatment. Over time, in the absence of effective treatment, HIV can develop into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), characterized by a low ...

CDC provides leadership for HIV prevention research and surveillance and the development and testing of effective biomedical interventions to reduce transmission and HIV disease progression in the United States and internationally. It also provides national leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based HIV prevention programs serving persons affected by, or at ...

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Perhaps no disease is more strongly identified with the late twentieth century than acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, commonly known as AIDS.Yet, according to a 2004 United Nations report on the state of the global AIDS epidemic, the disease has not yet begun to reduce its grip on the world population despite the fact that AIDS does not generally ...

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection - Infectious ...
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection results from 1 of 2 similar retroviruses (HIV-1 and HIV-2) that destroy CD4+ lymphocytes and impair cell-mediated immunity, increasing risk of certain infections and cancers. Initial infection may cause nonspecific febrile illness.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) | British Society for ...
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a member of the retrovirus family, is the causative agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).HIV invades various immune cells (e.g., CD4+ T cells and monocytes) resulting in a decline in CD4+ T cell numbers below the critical level, and loss of cell-mediated immunity − therefore, the body becomes progressively more susceptible to opportunistic ...

HIV/AIDS: The Basics | NIH
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection. The abbreviation “HIV” can refer to the virus or to HIV infection. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. HIV attacks and destroys the infection-fighting CD4 cells of the immune system ...

What are HIV and AIDS? | Avert
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. People with HIV can enjoy a long and healthy life by taking antiretroviral treatment (ART) which is effective and available to all. The earlier a person is diagnosed with HIV, the sooner they can start treatment – which means they will enjoy better health in the long term.



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