Treatment Options for HIV
HIV attacks the Cluster of Differentiation 4 (CD4) T cells that help make up your immune system. The lower your CD4 T count gets, the more susceptible you are to other illnesses, like recurrent pneumonias, certain fungal infections and cancers.
Once the CD4 T count falls low enough -- usually below fifty (a normal CD4 T count is above 500) -- it’s considered Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), the end-stage version of an HIV infection. Unlike HIV, AIDS is usually fatal.
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