Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV, is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. If left untreated, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). There is currently no cure for HIV, but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. People living with HIV who get effective HIV treatment can live long, healthy lives.
For more information about HIV/AIDS—including testing, prevention, and linkage to care— visit Alameda County Offices of HIV Care and Prevention.