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  • HIV Infection, AIDS and Lab Testing

    The virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is known as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Progressively, HIV Infection impairs the body’s ability to combat infections and specific cancers. Typically, it weakens the body’s immune system by targeting lymphocytes, which is a white blood cell type that usually assists the body in fighting infections. Certain lymphocytes

  • STDs And HIV Frequently Asked Questions

    Are STDs associated with HIV? You are more likely to contract HIV or transmit the disease to other sexual partners if you have an STD. People in the U.S. who have syphilis, herpes, or gonorrhea often also have HIV or are at a higher risk of getting HIV. Why does having STDs put you at

  • HIV AIDS Fact Sheet

    HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.  It is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) if not treated.  Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment.  So, once you get HIV, you have it for life. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the