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Topic: HIV/AIDS Awareness

HIV/AIDS Awareness

Click through to see the AIDS clock. Each time the top clock moves, it shows that a person has just been irreversibly infected by HIV. He or she does not yet know that the HIV virus is at work, silently invading their immune cells and turning them into HIV-producing factories that will produce billions of particles of the virus. 

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Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci
Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the N.I.H.

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Interview with Dr. David Ho

Dr. David Ho
CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Professor at Rockefeller University Medical School and Head of the China AIDS Initiative

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HIV/AIDS Basics

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. HIV harms the body's immune system by attacking certain kinds of cells, known as helper T cells or CD4 cells, which defend the body against illness.

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