immunodeficiency : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced

  • The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a pathogen so wily and protean that researchers rarely talk about curing infected patients, focusing instead on treatment and .
  • In 1978, her daughter Julia was born with severe combined immunodeficiency, which required her to be kept in a completely sterile hospital environment--like the "boy in the bubble.
  • The source of the woman's suffering: the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, virus.
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  • Kevin De Cock in United Press International
    Of the global total of 38.6 million persons living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), approximately 6.8 million of these people in low and middle income countries require antiretroviral therapy,De Cock said at the 16th International...

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