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Blogs — Are HIV and AIDS the same thing

Are HIV and AIDS the same thing?

Posted by Brigette Bard on

HIV is a virus. AIDS is a condition. They are not the same thing.

It is impossible to get AIDS without first being infected with HIV, but a person can have HIV without it ever developing into AIDS.

Antiretrovirals (ART) are so advanced, that if the right treatment is started at the right time most people live an active, healthy and full life. The earlier treatment begins, the more effective it is. But somebody can't get treated until they get tested....

 

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