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AIDS patient arriving at a hospice. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV. The virus attacks the immune system, making the patient vulnerable to infections that would be minor in a healthy person. Photographed at the London Lighthouse hospice, UK. London Lighthouse merged with the Terence Higgins Trust in October 2000.
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