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  1. Adherence Questions (6)
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  4. How to Stay Healthy (14)
  5. Safer Sex Questions (16)
  6. Testing & Prevention FAQ (31)
  7. Transmission Questions (37)
  8. Treatment Questions (24)

Symptoms of HIV by Stage
While HIV provides the opportunity for infections to develop, the symptoms are generally the result of a specific opportunistic infection.

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What Is the Risk of HIV in Mixed-Status Couples Using Prevention Tools?
Mixed status couples using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV had estimated transmission risk of 2% for heterosexuals and 25% in gays over 10 years.

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