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What does HIV stand for what is HIV?

Last Updated: 13th June, 2020

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV is unique from most viruses because it attacks your immune system. The immune system gives our bodies the ability to fight infections.

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People also ask, what causes HIV?

HIV infection is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. You can get HIV from contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Most people get the virus by having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV. Another common way of getting it is by sharing drug needles with someone who is infected with HIV.

Beside above, is HIV a disease? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. If left untreated, HIV can lead to the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Also question is, how does HIV start?

You can get HIV when an infected person's body fluids -- including blood, semen, fluids from the vagina, or breast milk -- get into your blood.

Can lemon juice kill viruses?

Lemon juice may kill AIDS virus: research. Prayers for a vaginal gel to kill the AIDS virus, thus protecting millions of women from infected sex partners, may be answered by the humble lemon.

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