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Cartersville Medical Center

AIDS and HIV Center

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

General Overview

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an illness that weakens the body's immune system. The immune systems of people with AIDS are not able to fight off certain infections and cancers. More

Living With HIV/AIDS

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HIV treatment: the challenges for older adults

Improved medications have helped many people with HIV live longer, but treating older adults with HIV presents some unique challenges.

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Pregnancy, parenting, and HIV

Discusses the possibility of pregnancy when one or both of the prospective parents is HIV-positive.

Depression AIDS dementia complex

Dementia is a brain disorder characterized by a general loss of intellectual abilities involving impairment of memory, judgment, and abstract thinking as well as changes in personality.

Preventing HIV/AIDS


The long and short of condoms

Discusses the best condoms for preventing the transmission of HIV and tips on using condoms effectively.

Special Topics


HIV home test kits: are all created equal?

Discusses choosing accurate HIV home test kits and the pros and cons of home testing.

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

  • American Foundation for AIDS Research

  • HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

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