HIV and AIDS Problem Set
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
||A person who engaged in high-risk sexual behavior ten years
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 blood sample
The Biology Project
The University of Arizona
Monday, April 3, 2000
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