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HIV virus and t-cells

HIV virus and t-cells

Overview

HIV is a viral infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which can gradually destroy the immune system.

Review Date 6/13/2018

Updated by: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Internal review and update on 07/10/2019 by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.