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Description:This thin section transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image depicts numerous virions revealed in a preparation of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).
HIV is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. CDC estimates that about 56,000 people in the United States contracted HIV in 2006.

There are two types of HIV, HIV-1 and HIV-2. In the United States, unless otherwise noted, the term “HIV” primarily refers to HIV-1.

Both types of HIV damage a person’s body by destroying specific blood cells, called CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Maureen Metcalfe, Tom Hodge
Creation Date:2011
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Links:CDC – HIV/AIDS
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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