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There is no cure for HIV infection. Before we had any treatment for the virus, people with AIDS lived only for a couple of years. Fortunately, medications have substantially improved the outlook and survival rates. Prevention efforts have reduced HIV infection in young children and have the potential to limit new infections in other populations.
This transmission electron micrographic image shows mature forms of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a tissue sample. (SOURCE: CDC)
For More Information
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a good source for more information. Their online resource (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/) includes a fact sheet and information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2015
MaryAnn Tran, MD
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