What is AIDS?

AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.  It is an advanced stage of HIV infection where a person’s immune system is weakened and opportunistic infections begin to infect the body.

These opportunistic infections can cause great harm to a person, including leading to death.  It is important to begin treating HIV before it becomes AIDS.

With early diagnosis and treatment, a person can be have HIV and never develop AIDS. Getting tested regularly helps you #knowyourstatus and take care of your health.