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Dec 7, 2016



AIDS, as distinct from being HIV+, is when the virus has succeeded in crippling the immune system to the point where the person infected is capable of being infected by other pathogenic organisms that would otherwise not cause grave disease in the person.

As of now, there is no cure either for being HIV+ nor for full-blown AIDS, though a cocktail of drugs known as ART (short for anti-retroviral therapy) administered to HIV+ patients keeps the virus load to a minimum and allows the immune system to function.

Of course, a positive outlook will always help improve one's sense of well-being and immunological capablility, but, in the case of AIDS, not to the point of curing it.