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HIV Infections in Children
Posted By Web Team On November 13, 2009 @ 1:46 am In Advocacy,Multimedia | 7 Comments
Here’s question four in our lead-up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.
Remember when you answer each day’s HIV/AIDS question correctly, you are eligible to win a free CD – your choice of either Portable Sounds by tobyMac or Beyond Measure by Jeremy Camp. We’ll randomly choose a winner each day from the correct answers.
The answer to Wednesday’s question is yes; a person with AIDS always has HIV.
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.
A person may have HIV for many years without developing AIDS. An HIV-positive person is considered to have AIDS only when his or her white blood cell (CD4) count drops below the 200-350 range. In fact, until then, a person with HIV may not show symptoms of the infection.
However, an HIV-infected person is still able to transmit the disease to others and may develop AIDS at any time.
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