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FightAIDS@Home - This isn't really a free click site. The whole concept is similar to SETI@Home. You donate you computer's extra processing power to do calculations to help find a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Free Donation AIDS - Each sponsor donates a few cents every time you click, you can donate more than once. The donations go to AIDS Network in the Tri-State Area.

Stop HIV Site - The website doesnít specify the recipients of the donations but it does say they go to help people with HIV and HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns.

What is AIDS/HIV?

HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is one of the most rapidly spreading virus in the world. Already, over 31.6 million people have been infected with the virus. The virus by itself isnít harmful, but it weakens the immune system by attacking certain white blood cells of its host so that they become susceptible to infections. Pneumonia or even the common cold can become deadly or life-threatening. When the hostís immune system has been weakened and becomes infected with a germ or illness of some sort that gets out of control, the person is considered to have AIDS, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV can be in a persons body for up-to 11 years before the person is diagnosed with AIDS.

Whatís the difference between AIDS and HIV?

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS to occur. It attacks certain white blood cells in the blood which makes the person more susceptible to infections and disease. AIDS is a condition when the person with HIV gets a sickened from a variety of diseases and infections since their immune system is very weak.

How prevalent is HIV in the United States?

You can find the HIV rates by city at Statimetric. There are break downs of the rate by county and then they are grouped by the metro area.

How is HIV transmitted?

- HIV will be transmitted when a person has any kind of unprotected intercourse with someone with HIV or AIDS. Certain kinds of protected intercourse may prevent the transfer of the virus.
- A blood transfusion.
- Sharing needle injection syringes.
- Some children born to a mother with HIV may infect the child during birth or with breast-milk.v - Bodily fluids that DONíT contain HIV: saliva, tears, sweat, feces, and urine.

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