Our own immune cells cause AIDS

Our own immune cells cause AIDS
Scientists have revealed that, HIV can spread through two methods. It could be either free-floating virus directly infecting the host’s immune cells or an infected cell passing the virus to an uninfected cell, which is known as cell-to-cell transmission. The latter method is found to be more efficient in activating the pathogenic HIV cell-death pathway. Therefore, it is the infected cells in lymphoid tissues rather than the free virus that leads to AIDS. The progression of HIV infection to AIDS can be halted by preventing cell-to-cell transmission.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum Shariff. Our own immune cells cause AIDS. BioLim O-Media. 05 March, 2017. 5(3).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0186.