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What's the difference between HIV and aids?

What's the difference between HIV and aids?

HIV versus AIDS: They are essentially the same. Hiv is the name of the virus and the illness. Human immunodeficiency virus causes the infection that attacks one's immune cells. The death of these cells, if untreated, lead to a weakening of one's defense against infection. If that weakness puts the patient at risk for death from these infections they then have aids. ...Read more

Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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What is the difference between HIV and aids?

What is the difference between HIV and aids?

HIV is the virus: that causes AIDS. Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection destroys the immune system resulting in multiple infections and tumors. The full blown clinical picture with destroyed immune system is called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome .(AIDS) ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between HIV and aids?

Infection severity: There are several differences between HIV and aids. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system. As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between HIV and aids and what are they?

I want to know what is the difference between HIV and aids and what are they?

Virus vs syndrome: Hiv is the human immunodeficiency virus. Without diagnosis and treatment, this virus slowly destroys a person's cellular immune response, predisposing the patient to infections, certain malignant tumors, and dementia. Aids is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Aids is the group of illnesses caused by hiv. Hiv is the cause of the condition aids. ...Read more

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What are the differences between HIV and aids?

What are the differences between HIV and aids?

Infection severity: There are several differences between HIV and aids. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system. As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200. ...Read more

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What is the difference of HIV and aids?

What is the difference of HIV and aids?

Course of disease: Hiv is virus causing aids. If blood tests are conclusive, you are considered HIV +. Aids is later stage with loss of t cells and evidence of immune compromised state with cluster of symptoms and diagnosis. Hiv+ does not have to evolve to aids if you get healthcare. ...Read more

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When was HIV and aids?

When was HIV and aids?

Same disease : 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, . ...Read more

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Symptoms of HIV and aids?

Get tested: Easiest way to tell if you have HIV is to get tested with a quick and easy test. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Martin Raff
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Aids (Definition)

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, is the final stage of HIV, which causes intense damage to the immune system. It is associated with a low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Specifically, AIDS begins when the CD4 cell ...Read more