HIV, the AIDS virus (yellow), infecting a human cell

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Title: HIV, the AIDS virus (yellow), infecting a human cell
Description: This human T cell (blue) is under attack by HIV (yellow), the virus that causes AIDS. The virus specifically targets T cells, which play a critical role in the body's immune response against invaders like bacteria and viruses.The most common AIDS-related cancers are Kaposi sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical cancer. Other less common types of AIDS-related cancers include cancers of the mouth, throat, liver, lung, colon, rectum, anus, testes, and skin.
Topics/Categories: Cancer Types -- AIDS-Related
Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Creator: Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer, and Austin Athman
Date Created: 2014
Date Added: December 30, 2014
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.