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Title: HIV and AIDS : MPSA update
Authors: Zarb, Jessica
Keywords: AIDS (Disease)
HIV infections
AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Zarb, J. (2016). HIV and AIDS : MPSA corner. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 15(6), 23.
Abstract: HIV HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that gradually attacks the immune system. The body finds it harder and harder to fight off common infections as the disease gradually progresses. The virus destroys white blood cells (CD4). These cells are responsible for combating infections; another name for them is T-lymphocytes. There are many different strains, someone who is infected may carry different strains in their body. The two main types are HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is the most common type found worldwide whereas HIV-2 is limited to Western Africa, with very few cases in India and Europe. Symptoms make take around 10-15 years to emerge and by then the HIV would have already caused significant harm to the immune system.
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