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'''HIV''' ('''Human Immune-Deficiency Virus''') is the virus responsible for [[AIDS]]. It was discovered by two separate teams, and was given the name HIV in 1986.
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[[File:HIV Virion-en.png|thumb|The virus]]'''HIV''' ('''Human Immune-Deficiency Virus''') is the virus responsible for [[AIDS]]. It was discovered by two separate teams, and was given the name HIV in 1986.
  
 
The virus is primarily spread through unprotected sexual intercourse (homosexual or heterosexual), or via blood, for instance through sharing hypodermic needles.
 
The virus is primarily spread through unprotected sexual intercourse (homosexual or heterosexual), or via blood, for instance through sharing hypodermic needles.

Latest revision as of 23:14, 6 February 2014

The virus
HIV (Human Immune-Deficiency Virus) is the virus responsible for AIDS. It was discovered by two separate teams, and was given the name HIV in 1986.

The virus is primarily spread through unprotected sexual intercourse (homosexual or heterosexual), or via blood, for instance through sharing hypodermic needles.

Since the availability of anti-retroviral drugs in the 1990s, HIV infection, if diagnosed early, does not necessarily lead to the person developing AIDS.

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