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Re: The virus is ripping through me
      11/22/02 07:18 AM

juliekay

'Are you sure this has anything to do with aids?'

NO one on this board should even be thinking about AIDS. They are just concerned if they are infected with HIV. AIDS is a term used for people that have had HIV for years and the virus has caused a great deal of damage to the immune system.

A person isn't diagnosised with AIDS until they have an AIDS defining illness and/or their cd4 count goes under 200. AIDS is the term used for those conditions.

HIV is the virus that leads to those conditions. I know the media improperly interchange these terms. Ex. Recently many reported about the new "AIDS" test. That was incorrect. There is no test for AIDS. There are tests for HIV. The terms HIV and AIDS are not interchangable. That's why more doctors are using the term Advance HIV Disease instead of AIDS.



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* The virus is ripping through me Anonymous 11/22/02 01:02 AM
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. * Re: The virus is ripping through me gregg629   11/22/02 12:06 PM
. * Re: The virus is ripping through me Anonymous   11/22/02 07:07 AM
. * Re: The virus is ripping through me juliekay   11/22/02 03:15 AM
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. * Re: The virus is ripping through me Anonymous   11/22/02 06:29 AM
. * Re: The virus is ripping through me Kim   11/22/02 03:37 PM
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. * Re: The virus is ripping through me Anonymous   11/23/02 08:10 AM
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