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Are HIV and aids the same?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Subtle difference

There is a subtle difference.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, which can lead to acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200.

In brief: Subtle difference

There is a subtle difference.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes progressive destruction of the immune system, which can lead to acquired immund deficiency syndrome (aids). As the immune system declines, a person can get one of 20+ opportunistic infections associated with aids. A person can also have aids if their cd4 or t-cell count (marker of immune function) is <200.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

Hiv is the exposure to the virus, HIV disease which can be asymptomatic or symptomatic.
Aids is the ocurrence of opportunistic diseases, such as pcp, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus etc, or a cd4 count less than 200.

In brief: No

Hiv is the exposure to the virus, HIV disease which can be asymptomatic or symptomatic.
Aids is the ocurrence of opportunistic diseases, such as pcp, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus etc, or a cd4 count less than 200.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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