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Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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Definition

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome). HIV steadily weakens the body's immune system until it can no longer fight off infections such as pneumonia, diarrhea and tumors.

Keywords

Public Health Human Immunodeficiency Virus Immune System Social Policy Acquire Immuno Deficiency Syndrome 
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