AIDS, HIV & STDs

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AIDS, a set of symptoms and infections caused by HIV, is an incurable condition that has resulted in a global pandemic. Discover how HIV and other STDs can be identified, prevented and treated with tips from a family practitioner in this free video series on health and medicine.

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), is a set of symptoms and infections resulting from damage to the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This condition progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system and leaves individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and tumors. Although treatments for AIDS and HIV can slow the course of the disease, there is currently no vaccine or cure. In this free video series, a family practitioner provides information on AIDS, HIV and STDs, including the detection of such diseases, prevention and treatment plans. Learn about dating someone with HIV, the reliability of HIV testing and some common myths about AIDS. Discover how AIDS affects the body, how gonorrhea is treated and how to look for signs of HPV. With this medical advice and information, disease prevention is within reach.

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