HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know

Symptoms, causes, treatments, testing, and other important info about HIV/AIDS.

“The reality is that HIV is a complex illness. It’s a biological disease (a virus), but it has social and cultural causes — as well as social and cultural impacts. When people talk about HIV, it’s hard to talk about any one of these aspects without bringing up all of them.”

TheBody.com produced a helpful primer on the different aspects of HIV and how they interact. The Primer explains clearly what HIV is, how HIV can go from one person to another, the difference between HIV and AIDS, prevention, testing, and much more.

TheBody.com is a leading authority on and has acted as an essential resource for the HIV/AIDS community for over 20 years. HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know is an in-depth article for those recently diagnosed with or interested in learning more about HIV.