HIV/AIDS
Section Editor: Dr LM Nath
Consultant, Community Medicine,New Delhi
The Human Immuno-deficiency Virus or HIV is the organism that ultimately causes AIDS. Soon after first getting the HIV infection the person has a short, self limiting ‘flue-like disease. This only lasts a few days and is so mild that many persons do not even know it. The virus slowly destroys the ability of the body to resist common communicable diseases.
   
Health Tips
Get yourself tested for HIV
Have you had a blood transfusion even some years ago, or been indiscriminate in your sexual activities, or ever indulged in injectable drug abuse, shared shaving razors or had your ears or nose etc. pierced without proper disinfection? Then get yourself tested for HIV if you have developed any symptoms.
Other Health Tips
Prevent HIV infection
Use condoms to prevent AIDS
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