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ddC; dideoxycytidine; Hivid 

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; AIDS; AIDS & HIV; AIDS - Neurological Complications; AIDS/HIV; HIV; HIV and AIDS; HI... 

Zalcitabine (2'-3'-dideoxycytidine, ddC), is a derivative of the naturally existing deoxycytidine, made by replacing the hydroxyl group in position 3' with a hydrogen. It is phosphorylated in the T cell into its active triphosphate form, ddCTP. This active metabolite works as a substrate for the reverse transcriptase, and also by incorporation into the viral DNA, hence terminating the chain elongation due to the missing hydroxyl group. ...

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system. AIDS begins when a person with HIV infection has a CD4 cell count below 200. (CD4 is also called "T-cell", a type of immune cell.) AIDS is also defined by numerous opportunistic infections and cancers that occur in the presence of HIV infection. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS. The virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body vulner...


Zalcitabine as related to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome