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AIDS and Infections

  • By: Christine Curry
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) leads to a progressive destruction of the human immune system. At the point where the immune system is no longer able to defend against pathogens, HIV-positive individuals frequently present with opportunistic ...

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