The human immunodeficiency virus.

  title={The human immunodeficiency virus.},
  author={Desmond A. Wheeler},
  volume={55 2},
Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus is now a worldwide pandemic, transmitted through contact with infected body fluids, particularly during heterosexual intercourse. Infection in adults is followed by an asymptomatic period that lasts several years, after which continued destruction of the immune system renders the individual susceptible to multiple opportunistic infections. Antiviral therapy has been shown to prolong patient survival. However, viral resistance has limited the… CONTINUE READING