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What happens when HIV infects helper T cells?

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  1. http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/aids3.htm

  2. 3. When HIV infects a helper T cell, a series of events occur. First, after HIV attaches to a helper T cell, the virus’s genetic material enters the cell. The virus then forces the T cell to make many copies of HIV in a process called replication. After viral replication, the new viruses are released from the T cell and attach to other new helper T cells. The process of viral attachment, entrance, replication, and release is then repeated. At first, the immune system fights the HIV infection. However, HIV infection isn’t like an illness in which the immune system completely kills the virus in time. The immune system of a person infected with HIV cannot defeat all the viruses. Eventually, HIV destroys enough helper T cells to cripple the body’s immune system?

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  3. Oh. I must have made a mistake. This is the answer to another question I wanted to ask you.

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  4. However, is this answer correct?

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  5. Yes. It correctly answers the question you posted.

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