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HIV/AIDS (cont.)

Follow-up

People with HIV infection should be under the care of a physician who is experienced in treating the infection. All people with HIV should be counseled about avoiding the spread of the disease. Infected individuals are also educated about the disease process, and attempts are made to improve the quality of their life.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/5/2014
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