What You Should Know About HIV and AIDS
AIDS stands for: or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is a disease that breaks down the body’s immune system.
- Normally, the immune system fights off infection and other diseases.
- HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is the virus that causes AIDS.
- HIV infections are treatable but not currently curable. Many people have
- lived for many years with HIV.
If you have questions or would like more information, ask your nurse or call:
Kentucky AIDS Hotline
National AIDS Hotline