HIV 101

What is HIV/AIDS?

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV/AIDS weakens a person’s ability to fight infections and cancer. A person may have symptoms without knowing it until they get HIV testing. There is no HIV cure at this time although medications can delay the onset of AIDS.

How is it spread?

How is it NOT spread?

Is there still a problem in the US?

What about Chicago?

What about children and teens?

How can we stop it?

What can I do to help?

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