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AIDS, Effects on Relationships

  • By: Allen M. Omoto & Stacy Ann Hawkins
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) destroys the blood cells critical to healthy immune functioning and compromises the body's ability to fight off illnesses. HIV infection occurs through sexual or blood-to-blood contact, and the primary transmission vector, unprotected sex, typically ...

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