What is HIV?
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Some refer to HIV as the "AIDS virus".
"HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV is different from most other viruses because it attacks the immune system.
There is no cure, however, research has advanced HIV/AIDS treatments greatly since the early days of the epidemic, and HIV drugs can slow down the virus’s attack on the human immune system. People with HIV/AIDS can now live healthier, longer lives."