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Keyword - AIDS (KW-0014)

Definition

Protein encoded by the human immunodeficiency viruses HIV-1 or HIV-2, which are the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This disease is characterized by a severe defect of cell-mediated immunity which is often accompanied by cancers such as Kaposi's sarcoma, as well as secondary infections such as tuberculosis.

Synonyms

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Category

Disease

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DiseaseAIDS