Oedipus Essay

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| Immune System | HIV / AIDS | | | Tulin Ahmad | 11/24/2012 | | Tulin Ahmad Immune system HIV/AIDS The human body is protected by millions of fighting units, circulating in the bloodstream. These consist of different types of soldiers, each group having its own specific function. Central control can order out new units when disease invades the body. During times of peace the numbers are reduced and the fighters become patrols. This is a simplified explanation of the immune system. The purpose of the immune system is to keep infectious microorganisms such as certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi out of the body, and to destroy any infectious microorganisms that do invade the body. The immune system made up of a complex and vital network of cells and organs that protect the body from infection. The immune system destroys many of the viruses and bacteria. However, the only viruses that the immune system does not kill it are HIV/ AIDS (Steven Dowshen, MD, Immune system). There is a difference between HIV/Aids. HIV stands for the “Human Immunodeficiency Virus.” In other words, it is a virus that infects human being and leads to problems with their immune system. AIDS, which stands for “Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome” is a way of describing a whole group of symptoms and diseases associated with damage HIV does to the immune system (Dicker, 2011, p. 4). Many people ask” How the HIV / AIDS affect the Immune System?” There is a cell in the immune system called “T-Cell.” The T-Cell is one of the most important elements in the human Immune System. Its role in directly destroying infected o cancerous cells is great, and it is the control center for the rest of the Acquired and Innate Immune System. The HIV/AIDS virus does not have the ability to replicate on its own. It must hijack its host’s cells and use them to replicate

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