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NURS 6501N-12: Advanced PathophysiologyWeek 2 Discussion 1: Maladaptive Responses to Immune DisordersHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects and destroys the CD4 positive Th cellswhich are needed for the development of plasma and cytotoxic T cells [Hue172]. HIVultimately suppresses ones’ immune system against itself and the development of any type ofimmune response against other pathogens. This disease is a bloodborne pathogen with manyroutes of transmission such as blood or blood products, intravenous (IV) drug use, sexual activityboth hetero and homosexual, and maternal child transmission before or during birth. HIV is agroup of related retroviruses that encode for nine genes transcribing RNA into double strandedDNA[Ham141]. The human immunodeficiency virus uses the HIV integrase to insert itself intothe infected cells genetic make-up, once inserted the virus can remain dormant for years or overa lifespan or the virus can become activated. During the activation phase the transmission of
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  • Fall '17
  • keisha lovence
  • Human immunodeficiency virus

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