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HIV/AIDS: Basic Facts for Educators

HIV
 HIV is a virus. Illnesses caused by a virus cannot be
                cured by antibiotics. (Although medicines may help to reduce the symptoms)
                People who have a virus - such as a cold - usually get better after a few days or
                weeks because the white blood cells of the immune system - which are
                responsible for fighting diseases - successfully overcomes them.
 When a person is infected with HIV, the immune system

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