Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease that attacks the human immune system. HIV uses human T-Cells and CD4 cells to reproduce, which eventually destroys those cells and destroys the immune system, reports the AIDS we... More »

HIV is suppressed in the body using antiretroviral drugs, or ARVs, according to Highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART, that combines multiple antiretroviral drugs may be implemented for treatment. As o... More »

Rashes from HIV or HIV medications may develop on any part of the body, though they most often appear on the face and chest and sometimes on the hands and feet, notes Healthline. The HIV rash appears as itchy, red bumps. More »

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