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Asymptomatic stage no symptoms stage 3 symptomatic hiv

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Unformatted text preview: Clinically asymptomatic stage – person infected with HIV may remain free of HIV-related symptoms for several years • despite the fact that HIV continues to replicate in the lymphoid organs where it initially seeded. – Asymptomatic stage (no symptoms) • Stage 3: Symptomatic HIV infection // Progression to AIDS – The immune system eventually deteriorates • The body is unable to fight off other infections. • The HIV viral load in the blood dramatically increases • The number of CD4+ T cells drops to dangerously low levels. • Stage 4: Progression from HIV to full-blown AIDS – one or more opportunistic infections, such as pneumonia or tuberculosis, and < 200 CD4+ T cells per cubic millimeter of blood. – Death results...
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