HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV can remain dormant in the human body for years. Many people do not know they have HIV. People infected with other untreated STDs are two to five times more likely to acquire HIV when exposed to the virus through sexual contact. HIV is not curable but medications can help manage the progression of HIV disease.

The following sources provide excellent information about this infection:

Centers for Disease Control

Centers for Disease Control fact sheet for MSM

New York State Department of Health

Planned Parenthood

National Institute of Health: information about disease, drugs, trials, etc

AIDS Healthcare Foundation