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HIV and AIDS

What Is The Difference Between AIDS And HIV?

09/22/2000

Question:

What is the difference between AIDS and HIV?

Answer:

The difference between HIV infection and AIDS is-AIDS occurs when the T cells or CD4 cells fall below 200 or the percentage falls below 14%.The definition of AIDS also includes the occurrence of an AIDS defining oppurtunistic illness, for exapmle PCP pnemonia, toxoplasmosis, lymphoma, fungal infections-histo, cocci, etc.

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Response by:

Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati