Condition: Hiv Infection

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An HIV infection is also known as the human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is a retrovirus meaning that the virus inserts genetic material (RNA) into healthy cells interfering with their function. The HIV infection attacks cells of the immune system. Symptoms of HIV infection include immune system failure and AIDS. However, the HIV infection is often asymptomatic for long periods of time. HIV infections are caused by the exchange of bodily fluids. This often occurs through sexual contact, needle use or blood transfusions. There is no cure for the HIV infection although there are medications which slow the rate of viral replication.

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Last updated on Jun 14 2018 at 12:41
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