A 46-year-old member asked:
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how can hiv interact with your body to cause the symptoms?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
It destroys cells: The HIV virus infects CD4 helper lymphocytes. As the number of CD4 cells decreases..The chances of infection rise. The rough number where one sees opportunistic infection is 200-250 cells mm3.
Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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