Pathologies

HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS

AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus known as HIV. This acronym is derived from the English – Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Nowadays, AIDS is considered a chronic and manageable disease. This means that a person infected with HIV can live with the virus for a long time without having any symptoms or signs. This has been possible due to the development of effective drugs called antiretroviral therapy and also due to the experience gained over the years by health professionals. All these factors together contributed to an increased survival and better quality of life in HIV-infected persons.