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Please take note: The chapter on HIV/AIDS is an overview! Complete and detailed information may be found in the many sites/links listed at the end of this section. This chapter is a good primer. For those seeking advanced knowledge – consult the approved links in the Links and References section.
AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, is a disease caused by a virus (HIV) that attacks and weakens the immune system (the body’s defense mechanism).
Scientists have designated the virus as HIV or human immunodeficiency virus.