Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Did you know that AIDS is different from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?
The official account of the “Health Project”, one of the initiatives of the Gulf Health Council, tweeted on Twitter that AIDS is a disease that weakens and paralyzes the immune system and can affect the body if left untreated.
In the case of HIV, it affects the white blood cells in the body that are responsible for protection, which can lead to infection.
Here is the difference between AIDS and HIV:
AIDS: Symptoms appear mainly as a result of damage to the patient’s immune system
Immune Deficiency Virus: You may not have any symptoms, and if so, they may be flu-like symptoms
AIDS: Delay in diagnosing the disease worsens the disease and makes it difficult to control its symptoms
Immune Deficiency Virus: Symptoms of the disease can be controlled by early detection and treatment
Impact on the patient’s life
AIDS: If not treated properly, a person can die within 3 years
Immune Deficiency Virus: The patient can live longer while maintaining regular medication
The tweet confirmed that a person can be infected with AIDS only if they have HIV, that it has not been treated, and that a person without AIDS can be infected with HIV.
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