What Is HIV (and How Is It Different from AIDS)?

HIV, or human immunodeficiency disorder, attacks the immune system and makes it difficult for the body to fight infection. It is estimated that more than 1 million Americans are infected with HIV. It is the sixth leading cause of death ages 25-44. In this video, Dr. Keri Peterson explains just how HIV affects your body and what makes it so dangerous.


Dr. Keri Peterson

This video features Dr. Keri Peterson. Dr. Keri Peterson specializes in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and is board certified in Internal Medicine. She holds appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Duration: 05:41. Last Updated On: 2016-10-12
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson, Dr. Mera Goodman . Review date: January 08, 2017
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