About Info HIV & AIDS


What is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the virus that causes AIDS.

HIV attacks the immune system and damage the parts of the system, which is a type of white blood cells called T lymphocytes, or T cells or, in Indonesian, lymphocytes T.

T lymphocytes are the cells in the blood that help our bodies fight various diseases and germs. When HIV enters the body, then the virus will ride the T lymphocytes and the entry into the cell. Once inside, the virus completely would be in charge of T lymphocytes that and use it as a factory for replicating such cells. The new viruses then leave the cell and infect T lymphocytes and damaging the cells of other healthy T lymphocytes, while continuing to replicate in the body. Once the T lymphocyte cells invaded by a virus, then the T lymphocyte cells are no longer able to fight all sorts of infections.