HIV-1 particles assembling at the surface of an infected macrophage.
Now We Know How HIV Causes AIDS
New findings by researchers at the Gladstone Institute of Virology at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) have upended how we understand the pathogenesis of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Within weeks of initial infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), up to 90 percent of the CD4+ T cells residing in the lining of the gut die, and rarely recover fully even after effective HIV therapy. In parallel, blood CD4+ T cell numbers dip precipitously after initial HIV infection and only rebound partially before beginning a steady and inexorable decline. This death of CD4+ T cells over the ensuing years leads to progressive immune deficiency, and thus AIDS.
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