AIDS and HIV Center
En Español (Spanish Version)

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

General Overview
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an illness that weakens the body's immune system. The immune systems of people with AIDS are not able to fight off certain infections and cancers. More

Living With HIV/AIDS

Improved medications have helped many people with HIV live longer, but treating older adults with HIV presents some unique challenges.

Discusses the possibility of pregnancy when one or both of the prospective parents is HIV-positive.

Dementia is a brain disorder characterized by a general loss of intellectual abilities involving impairment of memory, judgment, and abstract thinking as well as changes in personality.

Preventing HIV/AIDS

Discusses the best condoms for preventing the transmission of HIV and tips on using condoms effectively.

Special Topics

Discusses choosing accurate HIV home test kits and the pros and cons of home testing.

Related Conditions
Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)
American Foundation for AIDS Research

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Health Information Library content is provided by EBSCO Publishing, fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.


This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.


To send comments or feedback to EBSCO's Editorial Team regarding the content please e-mail