What is AIDS?

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) refers to the condition that develops as a result of untreated HIV infection. An AIDS diagnosis is made if a person with HIV develops one of the serious infections connected with HIV, or if blood tests show that their immune system is badly damaged by HIV. Typically, it will take several years before HIV breaks down a person’s immune system and causes AIDS.

After 40 years, we’re still fighting for those living with HIV and AIDS. Honor those we’ve lost. Support those who are still here.