Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency
syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the
Feb 9, 2016 ... HIV and AIDS are different. HIV is a virus and AIDS is a syndrome. It's important
to understand the difference so you can prevent them.
AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you
get infected with HIV, your body will try to fight the infection. It will make ...
Jul 14, 2016 ... HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that can lead to AIDS.
A brief explanation of what AIDS is (part of the Basics lesson for patients), from
the VA National HIV/AIDS website.
May 11, 2016 ... AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired
immunodeficiency syndrome; it is a syndrome caused by the virus called ...
The Centers for Disease Control has defined AIDS as beginning when a person
with HIV infection has a CD4 cell (also called "t-cell", a type of immune cell) ...
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is a virus. Some viruses,
such as the ones that cause the common cold or the flu, stay in the body only for
Sep 21, 2016 ... Opportunistic infections or cancers take advantage of a very weak immune
system and signal that the person has AIDS. Learn more about the ...
Jul 1, 2011 ... Even though people may talk about HIV and AIDS like they are one and the same
, they are not the same thing. HIV is the virus that infects a ...