HIV is the virus that causes AIDS by infecting and killing the helper
cells of the immune system.
A fatal and incurable condition that attack's the body's immune
system, destroying its ability to fight off "opportunistic infections"
(OI). The critical end point of HIV.
OI: Opportunistic Infections
Opportunistic Infections take advantage of the body's weakened immune
defenses and they are called "opportunistic" because ordinarily they are
harmless in a person with a healthy immune system. Some common OI's are...
- Chicken Pox
- Kaposi's Sarcoma