Since the late 1980's, we have heard a lot about the three letter virus HIV. We have heard about how it attacks the immune system leaving one prone to attacks from opportunistic diseases when left untreated.

Given the alarming numbers of reported cases we experience, let us take a walk back and consider this virus once more: Let us start off with an age old question: What is HIV? What is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). There is currently no effective cure.

How is HIV transmitted? HIV is transmissible through contact with blood, semen, vaginal fluid, anal mucus and breast milk, if the person with HIV has a detectable viral load. It's not passed on by spitting, sneezing or coughing. What is the treatment for HIV? There is no cure for HIV infection. It is treated with antiretroviral drugs, which stop the virus from replicating in the body.

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