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Friday, October 24, 2014
HIV and AIDS
What Is AIDS?
Can you describe to me what AIDS is?
"AIDS" is the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and is transmitted by contact with infected blood or by having sex with an infected person. This is a very large topic -- do you have a more specific question I could help answer? You could also browse the HIV/AIDS web sites that are linked to this site for information under Health Topics, Diseases and Conditions, AIDS/HIV. A couple of them are listed below.
Kenneth Skahan, MD
Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati