Category Long-term Conditions

Fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia

Overview

Fibromyalgia is an uncommon disorder that affects over six million people in the United States today. Eighty percent of the six million people who suffer from fibromyalgia are women. Fibromyalgia typically occurs in both genders between the ages of forty to sixty. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, but there are several theories as to why it develops.

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HIV

HIV

Overview

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, a virus that directly attacks and weakens the body’s immune system often resulting in eventual death or perpetual illness. Often seen as a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), HIV also has the potential to spread through blood-contact contamination. It also could be given to a child through the mother during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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