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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),shown here as tiny purple spheres, causes the disease known as AIDS (for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV can infect multiple cells in your body, including brain cells, but its main target is a cell in the immune system called the CD4 lymphocyte (also called a T-cell or CD4 cell).
Tom Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR)
Mark Ellisman and Tom Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research
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