HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and it attacks the body's immune system, making it more vulnerable to illnesses. AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency, and it can occur  as a result of the damage that HIV has done to the body.

The best way to prevent yourself from becoming infected with HIV is to always use a condom for sex.

See our page, HIV 10 things to know, for more detailed information and links.