Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. AIDS is a disease
of the immune system that progressively reduces the effectiveness of the immune system. HIV is transmitted by blood, semen,
breast milk, pre-ejaculate and vaginal fluid. Prevention measures include being tested regularly for HIV, having protected
sex, and using precautionary barriers when exposed to blood borne pathogens. There is no vaccine or cure for AIDS, although
treatments can slow its progression. AIDS has been named a pandemic with over 33 million people living with the disease worldwide.
Incidence of AIDS, by Year, New Jersey, 1998-2007 (*HNJ2010*)
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