HIV is the acronym for human immunodeficiency virus which is responsible for the development of AIDS after prolonged HIV infection.
AIDS is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome which develops in the latter stages of HIV infection.
HIV & Immunity
HIV is the virus, which is transmitted from person to person and is the causative microbe responsible for HIV infection. The virus targets the body’s immune cells. AIDS is the syndrome that results once the immune system has been significantly compromised and is unable to maintain adequate functioning.