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Why can't our immune system clear HIV like other viruses?

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In brief: HIV...

...Damages the immune system itself; the mechanism it uses to develop immune response to other viruses, HIV uses to infect new cells.

In brief: HIV...

...Damages the immune system itself; the mechanism it uses to develop immune response to other viruses, HIV uses to infect new cells.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: HIV

Hiv attacks the cd4 t helper cells in our body which are essential cells to assist the immune system in fighting all types of infections.
That is why people die from opportunistic infections in aids and not from the actual HIV virus itself.

In brief: HIV

Hiv attacks the cd4 t helper cells in our body which are essential cells to assist the immune system in fighting all types of infections.
That is why people die from opportunistic infections in aids and not from the actual HIV virus itself.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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