If someone is diagnosed with AIDS, does that mean they will die soon?

Receiving an AIDS diagnosis does not necessarily mean that the diagnosed person will die soon; some people have lived for many years after being diagnosed with AIDS. Routine medical care and antiretroviral treatment has extended the lives of thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS. In addition, many opportunistic infections can be prevented or treated more effectively today. Improved treatments for both HIV and opportunistic infections have substantially increased the longevity and quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.

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1. What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?
2. What is an Opportunistic Infection (OI)?
3. Where did HIV come from?
4. How is someone infected with HIV?
5. Can I get HIV from casual contact with someone who is infected?
6. How can someone reduce the risk of being infected with HIV?
7. How does someone know if they are infected with HIV?
8. What are the symptoms of HIV infection?
9. Is there a cure for HIV?
10. Does everyone who has HIV eventually develop AIDS?
11. Where should someone begin if they want to get HIV care?
12. When should someone start taking HIV treatment?
13. How much does HIV care cost?
14. If someone is diagnosed with AIDS, does that mean they will die soon?
15. If someone is HIV positive, what else can they do to stay healthy?