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Early Symptoms of HIV in Children

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an infectious, contagious virus that can be passed from an infected mother to her newbor...
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Accuracy of the Elisa HIV Test

The most common initial screening test for HIV is the enzyme immunoassay or EIA, also known as ELISA. The test detects proteins th...
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Effects of HIV on Families

HIV is a blood-borne illness that is most commonly spread via high-risk sexual activities and use of illegal drugs. It can also be...
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HIV & Stomach Symptoms

The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a viral infection that was first identified in the early 1980s. After initial exposur...
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How Long Does It Take for HIV to Show up on a Test?

The human immunodeficiency virus -- HIV -- causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS. You can be infected with HIV for ma...
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Early Symptoms of HIV in Women

About 1 in every 4 adults living with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, in the U.S. is a woman, reports the Centers for Diseas...
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3 Ways That You Can Get HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a contagious, chronic disease that causes the progressive destruction of immune cells wi...
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The 10 Cities With the Highest HIV Rates

If you live in the U.S., you have a one in 99 chance of becoming infected with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). And your risk c...
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What are the Long-Term Effects of HIV?

The longer human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is present, the more likely the infected person will suffer a number of health di...
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The Effects of Medical Waste Being Dumped in the Ocean

Medical waste is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as anything that contains bodily fluids or wastes, such as surgica...
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