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An overview of the AIDS disease

AndreМЃ Wessels

An overview of the AIDS disease

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Published by Institute for Futures Research, University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementA. Wessels.
SeriesOccasional paper ;, no. 13., Business series., Occasional paper (University of Stellenbosch. Institute for Futures Research) ;, no. 13., Occasional paper (University of Stellenbosch. Institute for Futures Research).
LC ClassificationsMLCM 93/10129 (R)
The Physical Object
Pagination55 p. :
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1782882M
ISBN 100797201602
LC Control Number89176492

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In the United States, HIV is spread mainly by having anal or vaginal sex or sharing injection drug equipment. HIV is a virus that targets and alters the immune system, increasing the risk and impact of other infections and diseases.

Without treatment, the infection might progress to an advanced disease. The first cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) were reported in the United States in the spring of By the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, had been isolated.

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