HIV: Transmission, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment | Merck Manual Consumer Version Quick Facts

HIV: Transmission, Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment | Merck Manual Consumer Version Quick Facts

HIV, The Quick Facts. What is HIV? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a viral infection that progressively destroys certain white blood cells and can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV can be transmitted through unprotected sexual contact with an infected person, injection of contaminated blood, transfer from an infected mother to a child before birth,…

HIV and AIDS: Infection Stages, Pathology and Treatment, Animation

HIV and AIDS: Infection Stages, Pathology and Treatment, Animation

HIV for human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that attacks the immune system weakening the body’s ability to fight infections progressive destruction of the immune system eventually leads to its failures a state known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS when the body is incapable of defending itself from common infections HIV targets a specific…