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Frequently Asked Questions about HIV/AIDS

Below are some common questions asked about HIV/AIDS. After each question is a suggested web site found on the SEaGAIL web page that may provide answers to the question. Although the information below is found primarily at The Body (  http://www.thebody.com), visit the SEaGAIL web site to find a variety of reliable HIV/AIDS information resources.

What is HIV/AIDS?
Go to http://www.thebody.com/content/art6128.html.

How does HIV cause AIDS?
Go to http://www.thebody.com/content/art2506.html. See also http://www.thebody.com/content/art14193.html for a scientific description of the virus and its life cycle.

Where can I receive an HIV test, and what is involved in the test?
http://www.thebody.com/content/art6113.html#how For individuals in Georgia, all County Health Departments offer free HIV testing. To locate the health department in your county, go to the Georgia Division of Public Health Web site at http://health.state.ga.us/.

How long does it take for HIV to cause AIDS, and how long after exposure should I get tested for HIV?
Go to http://www.thebody.com/content/art6113.html.

How is HIV transmitted?
Go to http://www.thebody.com/content/art30024.html.

I'm HIV positive, where can I get information about treatment?
Go to http://www.thebody.com/index/treat/first.html.

Where can I find information to help me cope with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis?
Go to http://www.thebody.com/index/mental/coping.html.

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