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Our Knowledge Center provides HIV and AIDS focused information that you'll find useful as an entry point to understanding the facts about HIV and AIDS.

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hIV basics

What is HIV? What is AIDS? These and a number of other important questions are answered as basic information about HIV and AIDS. Read More

HIV & sTIs

Having a sexually transmitted infection (STI) can increase a person's risk of becoming infected with HIV, whether the STI causes open sores or breaks in the skin (e.g. Syphilis, Herpes... Read More

hIV symptoms

Symptoms of initial HIV infection are not very specific. Initial symptoms include a dry cough, shortness of breath and a flu like illness. Read More

living with hIV

HIV these days is a manageable disease and is no longer associated with the fear and doom that it once did.  It does not mean, however, that it is a disease to be taken lightly.
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traveling when positive

Sometimes people living with HIV are told they should not travel, because it would be bad for their health. However, looking at some of the risks and immediately it becomes evident that these risks are not unique to people living with HIV. Read More

online resources

Here are some other online resources we thought may be useful for additional knowledge about HIV and AIDS. Read More

personal testimonies

When you are HIV-positive, it may seem that you are facing all your issues alone. It does not have to be this way. The web has a wealth of resources and a variety of personal testimonies from people living with HIV. Read More

hIV interactive

This interactive slideshow gives you an understanding of the HIV virus, how it works in the human body and how HIV treatment helps against the virus. View Slideshow.


facts & figures

Looking at HIV at a glance, here are fact and figures generated from global sources concerning HIV and AIDS. Read More

myth vs reality

There are many myths out there about HIV and AIDS and the spread of the virus. It is important to dispel the many misconceptions. Read More.


If you’re pregnant or considering having a baby, you need to ask some important questions about HIV and AIDS. Read More

when someone you know Has aIDS

When someone in your family tests positive for HIV, you may feel a range of emotions. Among fear, confusion, regret and love for the person afflicted... Read More

transmission prevention

The HIV virus is present in body fluids. Body fluids which can contain significant amounts of HIV are not usually of concern to everyday people – amniotic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid and synovial fluid around bone joints... Read More

frequently asked questions

Here we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions about HIV and AIDS. We hope that your questions can be answered adequately. Read More

glossary Of Terms

Ever wonder what is meant by terms such as CD4 cells, ART or immunodeficiency? Find out in our glossary of HIV and AIDS terms. Read More.