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HIV Virus
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Who is at risk for HIV?

  • Drug or steroid users who share needles and syringes
  • Unprotected sex (heterosexual and homosexual)
  • Blood transfusion or clotting factor from 1978-1985
  • Healthcare workers who got stuck with needles containing HIV-infected blood. A less frequently cause is after infected blood gets into an open cut or mucous membrane of the eyes or nose

What are the symptoms of HIV?

Most of the people newly infected with HIV do not show any symptoms for many years. Some people may get flu like symptoms for few weeks after becoming infected. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Rash

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