Publication Year

2013

Keywords

communicative disorders, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, ototoxicity, medical literature, HIV infection, genetics

Disciplines

Cell and Developmental Biology | Communication Sciences and Disorders | Genetic Processes | Genetics and Genomics | Genetic Structures | Immune System Diseases | Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

In December 2011, the World Health Organization released a report estimating the number of worldwide HIV/AIDS cases at 30 million. HIV/AIDS is an antiretroviral disease that affects the immune system by destroying cells vital to the body's immune response. This is accomplished by two general mechanisms: killing host cells, and killing uninfected neighboring cells. Both mechanisms are based on manipulation of the genetic information contained within ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of a type of immune cell called the CD4 cell.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Communicative Disorders

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