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How does HIV become AIDS?

Posted by Jhona Mark


HIV destroys CD4 cells - a specific type of white blood cell that plays a large role in helping your body to fight disease. Your immune system weakens while more CD4 cells are killed. You can have an HIV infection for years before it progression to AIds. To be diagnosed with AIDS, you must have CD4 count under 200 or experience an AIDS-defining complication, such as:

Pneumocystis Jiroveci Pneumonia
Respiratory disease

Cytomegalovirus
Causing damaged to your Eyes, Digestive Tract, Lungs or other organs.

Tuberculosis
Infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions

Taxoplasmosis (Taxoplasma Gondii)
Infected cats parasites in their stools, and the parasites may then spread to other animals.

Cryptosporidiosis
Intestinal Parasites that grows in your Intestine and Bile Ducts, leading to severe, chronic diarrhea in people with AIDS.


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