December 3, 2006 10:10pm CST
HIV infected persons are asymptomatic (without symptoms) early after the infection. The infected persons show symptoms after 2 to 15 years after initial infection. The time interval between development of AIDS symptoms may range from to 15 years (Infected to “full blown” AIDS development). When the CD4 –T cell count is less than 200 (Normal: 500 to 1500), then the patient is considered to have AIDS. AIDS Related Complex (ARC) is a less serious condition than AIDS. In ARC, the patient test positive for AIDS infection and often has less sever symptoms than classical AIDS.