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Important Facts for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH)

Definition

Number of persons living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in a subpopulation

Numerator

Number of persons living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS in a specific subpopulation

Denominator

Total number of persons living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS

Why Is This Important?

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If HIV is not treated, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Currently, there is no effective cure. However, with proper medical care HIV can be controlled. People with HIV who get effective HIV treatment can live long, healthy lives and protect their partners.
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