Although there have been considerable advances in treatment, HIV continues to be a serious problem, especially in the terminal phase of the disease in the absence of treatment, known as AIDS. HIV/AIDS is currently one of the leading causes of death worldwide for adolescents and women of childbearing age.
Michaela Müller-Trutwin, Head of HIV, Inflammation and Persistence Unit (Institut Pasteur), answers all our questions about the HIV virus and AIDS:
- What causes AIDS?
- What are the symptoms of the infection?
- How is HIV transmitted?
- How to get tested
- What are the treatments against HIV?
- How can I protect myself from infection?