An Overview of HIV on World AIDS Day: A Short Commentary

  • Manisha Singh
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, Short, Commentary

Abstract

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV infections cause a gradual decrease in CD4+ cells and these cells are an indicator of the immune system including the body’s natural defense system against pathogens and illness.1 AIDS is defined as the advanced stage of HIV infection with CD4 cell count less than 200/mm3. AIDS is characterized by immunosuppression which can result in several opportunistic infections, tumors, and cancers.

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Author Biography

Manisha Singh

MDS(Oral Medicine and Radiology), Consultant Dental Surgeon, Private practitioner

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CITATION
DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0509.12480
Published: 2021-12-09
How to Cite
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Manisha Singh. An Overview of HIV on World AIDS Day: A Short Commentary. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021Dec.9 [cited 2022Jan.18];5(9):SC1-SC2. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/480