I am HIV-positive fyi. My limited understanding is that there is no difference between AIDS and full-blown AIDS. There is a difference between being HIV-positive and being diagnosed with AIDS. AIDS, colloquially "full-blown AIDS," is a condition where your t-cells have been depleted to the point that you are susceptible to opportunistic infections that would not normally bother a healthy immune system.
Apparently even this strain can be effectively treated with current drugs. The danger is that new strains will develop that cannot be effectively treated with existing drugs. The (not stated) point is that AIDS and HIV are not "old news," and their danger is real. It is important to protect yourself and your partner(s) and to know and disclose your status so that everybody knows the risk they are taking. I hope this is helpful.
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