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Can you get aids without HIV infection?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: HIV and AIDS

Hiv is a virus which causes aids.
You cannot get "aids" without having hiv. You do have HIV for many years before developing aids, but HIV should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible before you develop aids. Earlier diagnosis and treatment helps decrease transmission to others and also helps you obtain an "undetectable viral load" (a very low amount of the HIV virus in your blood).

In brief: HIV and AIDS

Hiv is a virus which causes aids.
You cannot get "aids" without having hiv. You do have HIV for many years before developing aids, but HIV should be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible before you develop aids. Earlier diagnosis and treatment helps decrease transmission to others and also helps you obtain an "undetectable viral load" (a very low amount of the HIV virus in your blood).
Dr. David Rosenthal
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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Aids

No, the HIV is the virus that infect man and this later progress to aids if not treated.

In brief: Aids

No, the HIV is the virus that infect man and this later progress to aids if not treated.
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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No, someone with aids must have had HIV infection, which over time, led to more severe and advanced suppression the immune system, which we call aids.

In brief: No

No, someone with aids must have had HIV infection, which over time, led to more severe and advanced suppression the immune system, which we call aids.
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