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What is the difference between aids and HIV in gays?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Virus v disease

Aids is the manifestation of advanced HIV infection.
The HIV virus destroys certain immune cells, cd4+ t-cells, and when those t-cell numbers get too low, the infected person begins to get unusual illnesses. This syndrome of illnesses is called aids. Straight people get HIV too.

In brief: Virus v disease

Aids is the manifestation of advanced HIV infection.
The HIV virus destroys certain immune cells, cd4+ t-cells, and when those t-cell numbers get too low, the infected person begins to get unusual illnesses. This syndrome of illnesses is called aids. Straight people get HIV too.
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