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'Human immunodeficiency virus'
A virus which gradually damages people's immune systems and leads to the onset of AIDS.
'Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome'
Immune deficiency, which occurs as a result of the destruction of the immune system caused by HIV. Various combined symptoms, usually severe infections and tumours, can no longer be overcome by the body and lead to death of the sufferer.
HIV is transmitted via the bodily fluids blood, sperm, vaginal secretion and breast milk.
The most common ways of infection:
Further possible ways of infection:
No danger of infection:
(Sources: Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe, BZgA, Schulungsmappe Abbott Virologie)
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