How is HIV different from AIDS? This is the same?

For the best price

You will be redirected to the online pharmacy with the cheapest drug price automatically.

Many people think that HIV and AIDS are the same thing. In fact, this is not the case!

HIV is a virus that suppresses the immune system, and AIDS is a complex of diseases that develop in an HIV-positive person against a background of reduced immunity.

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). HIV can weaken the immune system to a point where the body begins to develop so-called opportunistic diseases, which a healthy immune system can usually deal with.

Once in the human body, HIV weakens the immune system by attacking certain cells that are called upon to fight infections, T-lymphocytes or CD4 cells. Once inside the T-lymphocyte, HIV uses its biological processes to its advantage, forcing the cell to create copies of itself. This process depletes the host cell, and over time, most of the infected T lymphocytes die. And new copies of the immunodeficiency virus are introduced into new T-lymphocytes, kill them, and the cycle repeats. The fewer T-lymphocytes become, the more the body’s immune system weakens. Gradually, the number of T-lymphocytes decreases so much that the body can no longer withstand the pathogens that a healthy immune system usually copes with.

AIDS is usually diagnosed several years after contracting HIV, when a person develops one or more very serious illnesses. If left untreated, HIV infection can lead to AIDS.