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Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome ...

30 years ago no one had heard of it ... today it is a modern day plague. Wide swatches of the world are being decimated by this disease and there is no community that has not been invaded by this virus.

AIDS has no respect for age, race, gender or sexual orientation. If you are a human being, you are vulnerable.

The most effective means of preventing the transmission of AIDS is not to engage in sexual intercourse without protection.

AIDS can also be contracted through transfusions of infected blood, and the medical community has worked hard to prevent HIV contaminated blood from getting into the blood supply. Despite an army of researchers trying to find a tool that will beat it, the crafty virus keeps coming back, but there is hope.

Most notably, stem cell therapy has worked in at least one case that made headlines in 2011 after a patient in Germany treated with stem cells from a donor immune to the HIV virus was declared cured of the disease.

However, for the vast majority of people living with HIV/AIDS, a definitive cure is probably decades away, say experts.

Around the Web, check out campaigns that help continue to fight the disease, updates about successes in treatment, and preventive advice and tips for those living with HIV or AIDS...


Also see-> HIV AIDS & Club Drugs | HIV Therapy - What Is HAART?

HIV AIDS Medicines' Side Effects



More about HIV & AIDS around the Web:



AIDS org
- Education and outreach are the keys to this site, with FAQ's to fact sheets, advice on getting tested, news, events and streaming video presentations.

American Foundation for AIDS Research - The latest information on clinical trials, drugs and cutting edge research on causes and ways to deal with AIDS.

AVERT - UK site with excellent ease of navigation matched only by the wide range of information on AIDS. This site covers AIDS in the UK and global issues. Statistics, help lines, links to sites for AIDS/HIV and related information.

AIDSinfo USA
P.O. Box 6303
Rockville, MD 20849-6303
Phone: 1-800-HIV-0440 (448-0440)
International Phone: 1-301-519-0459
Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time
In English, en Español

 

This information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.

 

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