Asked by Tatiana Plukchi on Jul 09, 2024

Death from AIDS is due to​

A) ​a direct effect of the deadliness of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) .
B) ​the destruction of the immune system, leaving people vulnerable to a variety of infections, any of which can be fatal.
C) ​poor medical care for those infected.
D) ​the tendency of those who are infected to avoid medical care until a critical stage of infection has already been reached.

Immune System

The body's defense mechanism against infections and diseases, comprising organs, tissues, cells, and proteins that work together to protect the body.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

A virus that attacks the human immune system, depleting the body’s ability to fight infection; the infection that causes AIDS.

Infections

The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi that are not normally present within the body, often causing disease or illness.

  • Pinpoint the reasons behind and outcomes stemming from HIV/AIDS.