Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Siliciano, R. F. 2006. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). eLS.
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a potentially fatal transmissible disease, caused by Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). AIDS has claimed over 20 million lives and over 40 million people are infected with HIV-1. While there is as yet no cure or effective vaccine for AIDS, there are treatments that can forestall the development of overt disease and restore immune function.
- opportunistic infection;