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The target cells for HIV are what?

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In brief: T helper cells

Hiv's primary cellular target are t helper cells.
These white blood cells are not direct killers, but rather quarterbacks that coordinate the immune response. Hiv also infects other cell types although the primary cause of HIV pathogenicity is the effect on helper t cells.

In brief: T helper cells

Hiv's primary cellular target are t helper cells.
These white blood cells are not direct killers, but rather quarterbacks that coordinate the immune response. Hiv also infects other cell types although the primary cause of HIV pathogenicity is the effect on helper t cells.
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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