HIV is different from AIDS?

@dave_lie (1476)
Indonesia
December 3, 2006 6:00am CST
I thought both are the same till I read the newspaper rubrics informing that HIV is a lil' bit different from AIDS. HIV is the earliest stage of the disease. In this phase, the infected have to maintain his body immunity by consuming supplements for immunity, keeping the hygienity of himself and his environment. While AIDS is the advance stadium. The disease came to the worst. The infected lost his body immunity. The chance to survive is minor.
4 responses
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
AIDS begins with HIV infection, but people infected with HIV might not have any symptoms for 10+ yeras. They can still transmit the infection while they are symptom-free period. However, if the infection is not detected and treated, the immune system slowly weakens and the person develops AIDS. Most people infected with HIV will develop AIDS if they are not treated. However, there are a small group of people who are HIV positive who either develops AIDS very slowly or not at all. Medical specialists call these patients non-progressors, and it seems they might have a genetic difference that prevents the virus from attaching to certain immune receptors.
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
4 Dec 06
HIV leads to AIDS.
@rahulg007 (382)
• India
3 Dec 06
well so that y elders says to read newspaper daily yar thats the reason
• Philippines
3 Dec 06
yes theres a difference just like what you said. hiv is the early stages of aids. it could originate from std.