Title: #UndertheLens: #HIV is a virus spread through certain body #fluids that attacks the body’s #immunesystem.
Subject: HIV/AIDS, educational materials by US CDC.
Source: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK). Via Instagram.
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HIV is a virus spread through certain body fluids that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells, often called T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. These special cells help the immune system fight off infections. Untreated, HIV reduces the number of CD4 cells (T cells) in the body. This damage to the immune system makes it harder and harder for the body to fight off infections and some other diseases. Opportunistic infections or cancers take advantage of a very weak immune system and signal that the person has AIDS. Learn more about the stages of HIV and how to know whether you’re infected. This digitally-colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image shows an HIV particle budding from a human immune cell. Learn more about prevention and treatment: www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/ Photo credit: CDC Public Health Image Library (phil.cdc.gov). #UndertheLens #biology #science #CDC #health #PublicHealth #NBHAAD2017
Keywords: US CDC; Aids; Educational Materials.