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<b>AIDS is also known as <a href="#topics/HIV_AIDS">HIV/AIDS</a></b>. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on Internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options are available and effective.
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what is aids ?

Decreased immunity

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AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), which can be contracted through exchange of bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. HIV/AIDS causes a progressive decline in the function of the immune system, which leave the body susceptible to life-threatening infections.
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

Is AIDS fatal?

Yes, if untreated

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Yes, if not treated. If it's treated, the prognosis is excellent. However, it's best to start treatment long before developing AIDS, which is an advanced stage of HIV infection.
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What is AIDS 2?

Immune Def. Syndrome

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It is the final pathway for a person infected with HIV when the immune system is functionally destroyed to point that simple processes overwhelm body (like certain pneumonias, skin disorders, etc.), and eventually results in death. "AIDS" is a description of collection of several "AIDS Related Conditions" (ARC) or AIDS-Defining Conditions, that patient suffers from.
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Dr. Anthony Filly answered:

Do aids get qured?

Not typically

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But the medications available today can keep it very well under control.
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

How did aids start?

Monkey blood

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Most likely through contact with the blood of infected monkeys during the hunting and butchering process in Africa. In the latter half of the 20th century, improved transportation systems in Africa allowed more travel within and outside of the continent, allowing it to spread beyond the small villages where it probably existed for decades before the actual AIDS pandemic began.
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Is lupus like AIDS? 

Not infectionq

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Lupusis not an infection. It is autoimmune disease that the body causes inflammation in the joints, skin and other organs. It intreated with anti-inflammatory drugs, not drugs for retrovirus. Lupus patients can live a long time and the disease can burn itself out.
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What's AIDS cause by?

HIV

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This virus, which originated in Central Africa, is clearly the culprit.
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Where did aids start?

Sub-Saharan Africa

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In Central Africa some time during the first half of the 20th century
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Dr. Alan R. Stein answered:

is it a cure for aids?

No

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No cure, but treatment can suppress the infection and let you live a normal life, or close to it. The earlier you are diagnosed and sooner you start treatment, the better.
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Dr. Chirag Vasa answered:

When was HIV and AIDS?

Same disease

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HIV is disease status when person is asymptomatic and does not meet criteria for certain opportunities infection and CD4 count labove 200. When certain indicator, infection, conditions, malignancy when found with HIV infection or CD4 less than 200 than HIV infection called as AIDS.It is same disease with different spectrum,
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