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This is normal. HIV is a complicated disease that requires that you be informed, be aware of how your own body is reacting, and sustain a partnership with your medical provider and loved ones. Why is HIV so complicated? Why isn't it just like every other disease? HIV/AIDS can be similar to other chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease. The challenge is managing the disease so you can lead a normal life.

The purpose of this website is to help you ask questions about your care. As with any chronic disease, HIV requires that you "own" your decisions about care and treatment. Without this personal investment and support it will be much harder to manage this complicated disease. While there is no cure for HIV infection, it is a disease that can often be controlled.

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CDC DISCLAIMER: This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. Individuals who are mentioned or whose photographs appear on this site are not necessarily HIV positive or have AIDS. This site is not designed to provide medical care, if you are ill, please seek medical advice from a licensed practioner. HIV prevention materials funded by CDC must be approved by local program review panels, however, the materials may be considered controversial by some viewers.

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