What makes HIV the world's most deadly virus? Its abilities to constantly evolve and to attack the body's immune system lie at the heart of its deadly nature.
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the body's immune system.
- HIV is a retrovirus - it targets T-cell lymphocytes, which become hosts for the virus to replicate.
- The HIV virus mutates as it duplicates, making a vaccination to target the many strains impossible.
- Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the advanced stage of the HIV virus.
HIV/AIDS is the world's most effective virus.
To date it has claimed more than 27 million lives.
The HIV virus is spread through the exchange of bodily fluid
HIV – Human Immunodeficiency Virus
AIDS is the advanced stage of HIV infection.
AIDS – Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
And it can take over 15 years for ...
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