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Q.  What is AIDS ?
Ans. A = Acquired
I = Immune
D = Deficiency
S = Syndrome

  • AIDS is the later stage of infection with HIV. It is a condition in which a group of symptoms appear as the immune system becomes very weak.
  • It may take around 10-12 years from the stage of HIV infection to the stage of AIDS. This time varies from person to person, based on health status, life styles and ability to afford the treatment.
  • With the introduction of Anti Retroviral Treatment (ART), this duration can be further increased.
  • HIV infected people can live productive lives for years.
  • Life span of HIV positive people can be extended with the ART.