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How does HIV affect the immune system?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: HIV

Hiv is the disease that destroys cd4 helper t-cells in our body.
Aids is the final stage when HIV has won and overwhelmed the immune system. There are so many good treatments, you must see your infectious disease specialist to be placed on appropriate HIV therapy.

In brief: HIV

Hiv is the disease that destroys cd4 helper t-cells in our body.
Aids is the final stage when HIV has won and overwhelmed the immune system. There are so many good treatments, you must see your infectious disease specialist to be placed on appropriate HIV therapy.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Kills CD4 cells

In simple terms, HIV infection leads to the destruction of cd4 cells, which are a specific type of immune cell called a t-helper cell.
They are a type of white blood cell, which helps to fight infection. As HIV infection progresses, the cd4 cell count drops, which puts the person at higher risk for a variety of infections and malignancies.

In brief: Kills CD4 cells

In simple terms, HIV infection leads to the destruction of cd4 cells, which are a specific type of immune cell called a t-helper cell.
They are a type of white blood cell, which helps to fight infection. As HIV infection progresses, the cd4 cell count drops, which puts the person at higher risk for a variety of infections and malignancies.
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hits white bld cells

The HIV virus (leading to 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 otherwise be easily handled by a normal, healthy immune system.

In brief: Hits white bld cells

The HIV virus (leading to 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 otherwise be easily handled by a normal, healthy immune system.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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