UPDATE ON THE ROLES HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTION AND MALNUTRITION ON IMMUNITY
- 1. Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Kampala International University, Uganda.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is a major public health threat to the existence of human beings especially to the developing countries like in Africa. Human Immunodeficiency Virus attacks the CD4 T cells thereby suppressing the immunity of the human host. There is high level of malnutrition in the developing countries due to poor economic status of many individuals with attendant immunodeficiency which affects the patients with HIV drastically for survival. Patients with HIV infection should maintain good nutritional status with improved immunity for increased life span and effectiveness in their works. A lot of commitment from the society is needed to encourage the patients with HIV to reduce the morbidity and mortality rates associated to HIV infection.
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[Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu, Godfred Yawson Scott, Felix Amekpor and Amaechi Chukwudi Ofodile (2022); UPDATE ON THE ROLES HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS INFECTION AND MALNUTRITION ON IMMUNITY Int. J. of Inov. and App. Res. (12). 01-06] (ISSN 2348-0319). www.journalijiar.com
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