A 27-year-old female asked:
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if you have your blood tested for aids and its negative does this mean you don't have either aids or hiv?

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Dr. Manish Varma
8 years experience Palliative Care
HIV causes AIDS: There seems to be a lot of confusion about what HIV & aids are. Hiv is an infectious virus that can eventually cause the disease aids. Aids is a breakdown of the immune system and so makes people more likely to have infections and other complications. You were tested for HIV not aids; and if negative you don't have HIV & so cannot have aids.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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