HIV and AIDS Problem Set
Problem 1: HIV+
patient and AIDS
Which HIV+ patient is most likely to have AIDS?
||A person who engaged in high-risk sexual behavior three months ago
||A person who engaged in high-risk sexual behavior
ten years ago
An HIV infected person develops AIDS when their helper T cell number
are drastically reduced. The body is initially able to replace destroyed helper
T cells, but after years (ten years on average), HIV overwhelms the body's ability
to make helper T cells, and the person develops AIDS.
||A recently infected person whose drug therapies include reverse transcription
inhibitors and protease inhibitors
||A person who has an almost normal number of helper T cells detected in her
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Monday, April 3, 2000
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