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To: cinFLA
The article does not say aids - it say HIV.

A distinction without a difference. The only time I am aware of that having the infectious organism isn't considered a disease. If you are infected with Hepatitis B virus, you have Hepatitis B even if assymptomatic. If you have Plasmodium Falciparum in your RBC's or liver you have Malaria, even if you have no crisis. This HIV AIDS distinction is a political legacy of the early days when we did not have an organism and diagnosis was based of clinical findings. It's medically meaningless now.
46 posted on 11/24/2003 6:41:47 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Kozak
A distinction without a difference.

Apparently you are totally ignorant on the difference between HIV positive and AIDS. Some can live forever with HIV but if you have AIDS (a syndrome - NOT a disease) you are most likely already dying.

49 posted on 11/24/2003 6:38:57 PM PST by cinFLA
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