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A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic HIV/AIDS.

Background Information

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), a virus that attacks the immune system of the body, weakening its ability to fight infection. The most advanced stages of HIV infection lead to AIDS. Use the following sources to learn more about AIDS and HIV and the medical, political, legal, and social issues surrounding it.