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Sun February 26, 2012 By:

AIDS is syndrome and not a disease.Explain [3]

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Meghna Thapar
Mon February 27, 2012
Because HIV (AIDS virus) kills Helper-T cells of immune system which decreases the production of antibodies from the B-lymphocytes.This lowers our resistance to fight pathogenic microorganisms which increases the chances of several bacterial and viral infections of any organ of the body.So HIV infection results in a variety of symptoms and diseases depending upon the type of infection and organ affected so is called a syndrome and not a disease.
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