AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, rarely written Aids) is a disease characterized by the destruction of the human immune system. It stands today as a global epidemic, that originated in sub-Saharan Africa during the twentieth century. Although there are treatments to hinder the progress of AIDS, there is yet no known cure or vaccine.


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HIV Vaccine Glossary
... A ADCC (antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity): an immune response in which an infected target cell that is coated with antibody is destroyed by an immune cell. adjuvant: a substance sometimes incl...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Researchers Identify Better Hepatitis C Treatment for People with HIV
... The preferred treatment for hepatitis C, peg-interferon and ribavirin, is safe for people who are also infected with HIV, according to a new study in the July 29 issue of The New England Journal of Me...
Source: National Institutes of Health


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