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Revathi Sairaj from Gems Our Own English High School, asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 24/2/13

Explain how HIV-AIDS virus affects and damages our body.

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Swati Sharma , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 25/2/13

HIV virus specifically attacks the lymphocytes of our body. It destroys the lymphocytes. The immune system of body is maintained by these cells. As these cells die the immune system get impaired. In lack of proper immune system the body becomes weak and prone to many opportunistic infections. Thus a person suffering from AIDS develop various infectious disease and his health goes down further. Thus AIDS damages ones body by making his immune system weak. 

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