HIV and AIDS Overview
HIV targets and alters the immune system, and without treatment, the virus may advance to stage III HIV, or AIDS. Those with HIV who have access to quality healthcare are unlikely to develop advanced disease. If an individual with HIV is on antiretroviral therapy regularly with how it is prescribed by their doctor, they will likely live a similar life expectancy to those who are HIV-negative. The link below explains the symptoms, causes, and treatments of HIV and AIDS.
Felman A. Explaining HIV and AIDS. Medical News Today. Updated February 2, 2022. Accessed November 3, 2022. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/17131