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What's the difference between being HIV positve and having aids?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: AIDS=advanced stage

Being hiv+ means you have HIV infection, the name of the overall condition.
If your HIV remains untreated, you will eventually progress to aids, which means you either have a cd4 count below 200 or have developed one of many "aids-defining" opportunistic conditions. There's no reason someone with HIV should ever have to develop aids anymore.

In brief: AIDS=advanced stage

Being hiv+ means you have HIV infection, the name of the overall condition.
If your HIV remains untreated, you will eventually progress to aids, which means you either have a cd4 count below 200 or have developed one of many "aids-defining" opportunistic conditions. There's no reason someone with HIV should ever have to develop aids anymore.
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