HIV that causes AIDS, first starts destroying:

  • Option 1)

    Helper T-Lymphocytes

  • Option 2)

    Thrombocytes

  • Option 3)

    B - Lymphocytes

  • Option 4)

    Leucocytes

 

Answers (1)

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Replication of retrovirus -

Virus attack T-lymphocytes 

- wherein

During this period, the person suffers from bouts of fever, diarrhoea and weight loss. Due to decrease in the number of helper T lymphocytes, the person starts suffering from infections that could have been otherwise overcome such as those due to bacteria
especially Mycobacterium, viruses, fungi and even parasites like Toxoplasma. The patient becomes so immuno-deficient that he/she is unable to protect himself/herself against these infections.

 

 

 


Option 1)

Helper T-Lymphocytes

This solution is correct.

Option 2)

Thrombocytes

This solution is incorrect.

Option 3)

B - Lymphocytes

This solution is incorrect.

Option 4)

Leucocytes

This solution is incorrect.

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