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The body's response to HIV and AIDs
AIDs, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, is caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV.

A syndrome is a collection of symptoms related to the same cause ­ the action of HIV gradually destroys part of the immune system. The symptoms of

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The chronic phase The virus continues to replicate, but the numbers are kept in check by the
immune system (by T killer cells)

May be no symptoms but you suffer colds or other infections, which are slow to go away.
Dormant diseases e.g. TB and shingles can reactivate.

The disease…


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