What is the Difference Between HIV and AIDS?

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

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Human: because this virus can only infect human beings.
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Immuno-deficiency: because the effect of the virus is to create a deficiency, a failure to work properly, within the body’s immune system.
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Virus: because this organism is a virus, which means one of its characteristics is that it is incapable of reproducing by itself. It reproduces by taking over the machinery of the human cell.
 
 
 
A
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Acquired: because it’s a condition one must acquire or get infected with; not something transmitted through the genes
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Immune: because it affects the body’s immune system, the part of the body which usually works to fight off germs such as bacteria and viruses
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Deficiency: because it makes the immune system deficient (makes it not work properly)
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Syndrome: because someone with AIDS may experience a wide range of different diseases and opportunistic infections.

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