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HIV & AIDS – The Facts

Written by Health-e News

hiv_ribbonWhat is HIV?

• HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
• It is classed as a retrovirus. This means that the virus uses the body’s own cells to reproduce itself.|
• While several theories exist, the origin of this virus is still unclear.

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