Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a condition in which the immune system becomes severely weakened and loses its ability to fight
Although some scientists have questioned whether or not the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has
actually been proven to cause AIDS, most researchers do believe that HIV causes AIDS.
AIDS is an extremely complex disorder, and no cure is currently available. Certain drugs appear to be
capable of slowing the progression of the disease. In addition, various nutritional factors may be helpful.
However, because of the complicated nature of this disorder, medical supervision is strongly recommended with
regard to dietary changes and nutritional supplements. People who have been infected with HIV are hereafter
referred to as “HIV-positive.”