• By Dana Sparks

Today is World AIDS Day

December 1, 2014

world globe with red hearts and ribbons for World Aids Day

AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease.  

Learn more about HIV/AIDS and the Mayo Clinic HIV Research Laboratory.

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