What is Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)?



The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is transmitted through blood and body fluids and gradually breaks down the immune system ­ usually over a three-to-15-year period ­ leading to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS.

Learn more about HIV/AIDS and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)’s response to the virus at http://www.msf.ca/en/hiv-aids

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