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HIV is a virus which attacks the immune system making it significantly more difficult to fight off illnesses. One of the syndrome caused by HIV is AIDS, the condition develops when HIV is in its advanced stages. Standing for acquired immune deficiency syndrome the illness can lead to pneumonia, fungal infections, toxoplasmosis and other health conditions. AIDS increases the risk of developing brain illnesses and cancer. There are no cures for HIV or AIDS.

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