The organism that causes AIDS is HIV. CD4 cells, which help the body fight disease, are destroyed when HIV develops into AIDS. More »

Leukopenia, or low white blood cell count, may be caused by diseases such as leukemia, AIDS, various types of liver disease, aplastic anemia and rheumatoid arthritis, according to Healthgrades. Other possible causes incl... More »

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HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, and AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, are diseases that attack infected human bodies by progressively weakening the immune system, according to AIDS.gov. HIV is a sexually trans... More »

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The amount of time that it takes to get results from an HIV test can range from as little as 30 minutes to as much as a few weeks, according to AIDS Info. The quickest test is the rapid HIV antibody test, which checks fo... More »

Causes of enlarged abdominal lymph nodes include infections in the abdomen, lymphoma, sarcoidosis and AIDS, according to Cleveland Clinic. Abdominal lymph nodes swell when the number of white blood cells inside them incr... More »

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One way to find health clinics that offer free testing for HIV, which causes AIDS, is to use the websites of the Center for Disease Control and FreeHIVTest.net. The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and... More »

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The symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary based on the progression of the disease. For many people, the first sign of infection comes in the form of a flu-like illness. The name of this illness is primary HIV infection, and it c... More »

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