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Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a disease that attacks the human immune system. HIV uses human T-Cells and CD4 cells to reproduce, which eventually destroys those cells and destroys the immune system, reports the AIDS we... More »

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HIV is a virus that invades the body and attacks the immune system, according to WebMD. The immune system is the body's defense against infection. The immune system uses white blood cells to fight infection, and HIV dest... More »

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The human immunodeficiency virus causes HIV infections, according to WebMD. Contact with vaginal fluid, blood or semen that is infected can cause someone to contract the virus. Unprotected sex, sharing drug needles, chil... More »

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HIV is a virus that invades the body and attacks the immune system, according to WebMD. The immune system is the body's defense against infection. The immune system uses white blood cells to fight infection, and HIV dest... More »

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