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Tags: Coronavirus | hiv | covid19 | sars | t cells | epidemiology | immune system

Study: Coronavirus Attacks the Immune System Like HIV

(Dreamstime)

By    |   Wednesday, 15 April 2020 10:12 AM

Researchers say the coronavirus uses a double-pronged assault on the body, not only attacking delicate lung tissue but also targeting the body’s immune system in a manner not unlike that of the HIV virus that causes AIDS.

The findings were published in the journal Cellular & Molecular Immunology. The study examined how the virus interacts with T cells, a key part of the human immune-response mechanism.

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Researchers say the coronavirus uses a double-pronged assault on the body, not only attacking delicate lung tissue but also targeting the body's immune system in a manner not unlike that of the HIV virus that causes AIDS. The findings were published in the...
hiv, covid19, sars, t cells, epidemiology, immune system
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2020-12-15
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 10:12 AM
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