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Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS, which is considered to be one of the most devastating diseases on earth.

HIV is a

. HIV causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Like all lentiviruses, HIV infects cells of myeloid lineage which include

.

AIDS is spread by contact with

.