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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
The HIV disease?: The HIV virus (it causes AIDS) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "CD4+ T-helper" cell. With these cells knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system. The patient has AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or acquired immune deficiency syndrome).
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AIDS info: AIDS = acquired immune deficiency syndrome, caused by human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2 (HIV1, HIV2). Look it up online for more information.
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