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AIDS, Living with

  • By: Jared Daniel Ament
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from specific damage to the immune system. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is transmitted through direct contact with mucous membranes or bodily fluids, such ...

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