HIV is human immunodeficiency virus. HIV advances into acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This can happen eight to ten years after acquiring the virus. HIV makes you more susceptible to viruses, fungal infections, pneumonia, and certain forms of cancer.
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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
HIV, or human deficiency virus, is the virus that causes AIDs (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). There are many symptoms of AIDS, but HIV is not a symptom; it is the cause.