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HIV/AIDS (cont.)

For More Information on HIV/AIDS

The CDC is a good source for more information. Their online resource ( includes fact sheets and extensive information for the public on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

HIV Picture

Transmission electron micrographic image showing mature forms of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a tissue sample.
This transmission electron micrographic image shows mature forms of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in a tissue sample. (SOURCE: CDC)


Switzerland. World Health Organization (WHO). "HIV/AIDS." <>.

United Stages. AIDSinfo. "Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents." July 14, 2016. <>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "HIV/AIDS." July 28, 2016. <>.

Last Reviewed 8/31/2017

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