Human immunodeficiency virus infection: A review of the mode of infection, pathogenesis, disease course, and the general and clinical manifestations

School of Dental Science, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, University of Melbourne.
Australian Dental Journal (Impact Factor: 1.1). 03/1997; 42(1):30-7. DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1997.tb00093.x
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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was first recognized in 1981 and in 1983 the virus responsible for this syndrome, the human immunodeficiency virus, was first isolated. There has been an increasing understanding of the many aspects related to infection with this virus and this review discusses the historical as well as the more recent findings related to infection with this virus. In particular, the pathogenesis, mode and course of infection are discussed followed by an overview of the general and oral manifestations of infection with this virus.

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