HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It kills or damages the body's immune system cells. HIV most often spreads through unprotected sex with an infected person. It may also spread by sharing drug needles or through contact with the blood of an infected person. Women can give it to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth. The first signs of HIV infection may be swollen glands and flu-like symptoms. These may come and go a month or two after infection. Severe symptoms may not appear until months or years later.
Related Journals of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Cervical Cancer: Open Access, Journal of HIV & Retro Virus, Immunotherapy: Open Access, Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy, Journal of Immunooncology, Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, International Journal of STD & AIDS, AIDS & Behavior, AIDS Patient Care and STDs, Journal of HIV-AIDS Prevention & Education for Adolescents & Children, American Journal of Public Health