What is the difference between HIV and full-blown aids?

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.

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I want to know what is the difference between being HIV positive and having full blown aids?

HIV+ & AIDS. Hiv+ means the virus has invaded a person's body & is in their cells. Aids means the virus has caused often irreversible damage to that person. Aids means the person is very ill and can die from even the simplest infection. Hiv+ people, with early treatment can often live normal lives with the virus for decades. Read more...