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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.
Stroke risk higher in HIV patients
Thursday, February 03, 2011

The treatments for the AIDS-causing virus may put HIV positive patients at a higher risk for cardiovascular trouble.
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Sensitive test spots newest HIV infections
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HPV puts men at HIV risk
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World AIDS Day 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December every year. It is an international day to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS around the world. This year’s theme for the day is “human rights and access to treatment”.
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From 5.2 to 2.5 – how much HIV do we have in India anyway?
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AIDS - The numbers controversy
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Prevent HIV infection
Monday, August 16, 2010

Practice safe sex using condoms and avoid sex with multiple partners to prevent HIV transmission.
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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.
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Prevent HIV infection
Use condoms to prevent AIDS
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