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Human Immunodeficiency Virus
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.43

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    transition, thereby, epidemic, tested, term, direct, full-blown, therefore, pneumonia, theater, medical, itself, necessary, develop, affects, such
     content words:    Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, When HIV, United States


Human Immunodeficiency Virus
By Jennifer Kenny
  

1     Have you ever heard the term HIV or AIDS? Did you ever wonder how they were connected?
 
2     HIV refers to Human Immunodeficiency Virus. AIDS refers to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. In simplest terms, HIV causes AIDS. HIV is a virus. AIDS is a disease.
 
3     Do you remember what your immune system does? It is the system in your body that is responsible for protecting your body from infection.
 
4     The virus known as HIV destroys part of the immune system. It affects T-cells, which are white blood cells named T lymphocytes. These white blood cells fight germs and other foreign particles in the body.

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