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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...

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...

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...

HIV & Stomach Symptoms

The human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a viral infection that was first identified in the early 1980s. After initial exposur...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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