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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: HIV and AIDS

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers


Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: May 2002
Last Revision Date: June 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is HIV?

What is AIDS?

Is having HIV the same as having AIDS?

Is HIV contagious?

Who is at risk?

How do I know who has HIV?

What are the signs and symptoms of HIV?

What are some common symptoms and illnesses of AIDS?



How are HIV and AIDS treated?

How can I protect myself against HIV and AIDS?

What if I have HIV or AIDS?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers


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