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Living with HIV
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)
As you may have read in the preceding section (please refer to: What is the difference between HIV infection and AIDS?), AIDS is the most advanced stage of an HIV infection. The immune system is compromised and generally extremely weak. Individuals afflicted with AIDS are at great risk of infections that may seriously jeopardize health and may at times be fatal. These infections – able to infect the AIDS patient when the opportunity of an extremely weakened immune system presents itself are termed "opportunistic infections". They do not general threaten someone whose immune system is healthy or only mildly weakened.