Font Size

HIV/AIDS (cont.)

For More Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a good source for more information. Their online resource ( includes a fact sheet and information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.


Padian, N.S., S.I. McCoy, S.S. Karim, et al. "HIV prevention transformed: the new prevention research agenda." Lancet 378.9787 July 16, 2011: 269-278.

Piot, P., M. Kazatchkine, M. Dybul, and J. Lob-Levyt. "AIDS: Lessons Learned and Myths Dispelled." Lancet 374.9685 July 18, 2009: 260-263.

Thompson, M.A., J.A. Aberg, P. Cahn, et al. "International AIDS Society-USA. Antiretroviral treatment of adult HIV infection: 2010 recommendations of the International AIDS Society-USA panel." JAMA. 304.3 July 21, 2010: 321-333.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "HIV/AIDS." June 14, 2010. <>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/5/2014
Medical Author:

Must Read Articles Related to HIV/AIDS

Dementia Due to HIV Infection
Dementia Due to HIV Infection Decline in mental processes is a common complication of HIV infection (and many other conditions). Although the specific symptoms vary from person to pers...learn more >>
HIV Testing
HIV Testing Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV destroys the body's immune system and leads to AIDS....learn more >>
Rapid Oral HIV Test
Rapid Oral HIV Test Getting tested for HIV is now easier. On March 26, 2004, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new HIV test, one that can be done with...learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS - Diagnosis

How was your HIV/AIDS diagnosed?

HIV - Prevention

What prevention measures do you use to avoid getting a HIV?

HIV/AIDS - Treatments

What treatments have effectively managed your HIV/AIDS infection?

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

HIV Disease »

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease was first described in 1981 among 2 groups—one in San Francisco and the other in New York City.

Read More on Medscape Reference »

Medical Dictionary