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is the final stage of HIV. HIV kills a type of white blood cell called CD4 cells, which weakens your immune system. Your immune system becomes too weak to fight infections. A weak immune system can also lead to certain cancers and heart disease. A normal CD4 count ranges from 500 to 2000. When you have HIV, your CD4 count ranges from 200 to 500. You have AIDS when your CD4 count is less than 200 or you have one of the infections or cancers caused by AIDS.
may include any of the following:
by informing your partners of your HIV status. Do not engage in sexual activity without a latex condom. If you inject drugs, do not share needles or syringes. Use a needle exchange program to obtain clean needles. Ask your healthcare provider for information if you need help to stop injecting drugs.
Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.
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