Updated: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:30:25 GMT | By mDhil Editorial Team, mDhil

When does HIV become AIDS?

Am extremely illuminating chat with Dr Glory Alexander, director of Asha Foundation, where she explains the difference between being HIV + and having full-blown AIDS. Click to subscribe to our healthcare channel on Youtube!


When does HIV become AIDS?

World AIDS Day - When does HIV turn into AIDS?

Am extremely illuminating chat with Dr Glory Alexander, director of Asha Foundation, where she explains the difference between being HIV + and having full-blown AIDS.
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HIV and AIDS

Dr Glory Alexander reveals some important and incisive facts about HIV and AIDS:

87% of Indians infected with HIV get it through the sexual route

A pregnant woman who is HIV + has a 25 - 45% chance of transmitting it to her child

HIV does not equal AIDS. A person with HIV can lead a fairly healthy life for many years after being diagnosed

The five most frequently asked questions about AIDS

How do you tell when a person has AIDS?

This is done by monitoring the person's CD4 count. The normal CD4 count of a person is between 500 to 1500 cells/cubic mm of blood. When this CD4 count falls below 200, the person is said to have AIDS.

For more information, contact the Asha Foundation at ashaf.org or 080-23543333/2222 

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