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HIV, the AIDS virus (yellow), infecting a human cell

Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

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HIV, the AIDS virus infecting a human cell 

This human T cell (blue) is under attack by HIV (yellow), the virus that causes AIDS. The virus specifically targets T cells, which play a critical role in the body's immune response against invaders like bacteria and viruses.

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This page last reviewed on August 30, 2017