Home > Medical > HIV/Aids > HIV in the body HIV in the body All sections in HIV/Aids » About HIV/Aids » Basic Information » Counselling » Political Stances » Disease Prevention » HIV and ... » HIV in the Body » HIV+. what now? » Legal Issues » Management of HIV/Aids » Multimedia » HIV/Aids News » Nutrition and Aids » Real-life Story » Symptoms & Diseases » Testing » The Caregiver » The SA culture » Transmission of HIV » When Aids sets in » Women and HIV How HIV progresses Disease progression from infection to Aids follows a set pattern in most infected individuals, although the rate of disease progression varies from one person to the other. HIV and the immune system We know that HIV attacks the immune system, but what is a virus and why this particular virus so unique? How HIV infection begins The HI virus is very clever and very cunning, once inside your body, it "hijacks" the cells that manage your immune system and slowly builds up a reservoir of inactive viral cells that lie in wait. Assess Your HIV risk » Test Your HIV/Aids knowledge » Talk HIV Talk forum » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Finding the cure for Aids HIV/Aids Timeline The interaction between viral load, CD4 cell count and disease progression The "dance" between CD4 cell counts and viral loads can predict how fast or slow the final stages of Aids kick in in an HIV positive patient, but what are they and what role do they play in the progression of HIV/Aids? load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.