Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)

D. T. Purtilo, J. Linder, D. J. Volsky

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The epidemiology, clinical and pathologic manifestations, identification of groups at high risk, results of laboratory analyses, and description of the modes of transmission of the putative etiologic agent HTLV-III/LAV have been summarized. Mechanisms of induction of T-cellular immunodeficiency have been described, including the role of HTLV-III/LAV, and possible roles of CMV and EBV as cofactors have been presented. Prospects for preventing and treating AIDS have been succinctly summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-26
Number of pages24
JournalClinics in Laboratory Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical


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