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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases
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HIV is a virus that invades the body and attacks the immune system, according to WebMD. The immune system is the body's defense against infection. The immune system uses white blood cells to fight infection, and HIV dest... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Someone who is diagnosed as HIV positive has had two separate tests for HIV antibodies in the body come back with positive results, according to Someone who is HIV positive does not have AIDS but may develop it... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

HIV was discovered in 1983, according to The Aids Institute. When the virus was first discovered, scientists called it human T-cell lymphotropic virus-typeIII/lymphadenopathy-associated virus, or HTLV-III/LAV. HIV-1 is t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

There is no currently known cure for HIV infection or AIDS, according to AVERT. Antiretroviral drugs can suppress HIV symptoms; however, they do not clear the infection completely. More » Health Conditions & Diseases