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Kanhohak Tamgu. 1993;2(2):138-50.

[AIDS. The etiologic agent for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome].

[Article in Korean]

Abstract

In 1981, an unusual case with immunodeficiency was reported and there after an epidemic fo the similar syndrome in population of homosexuals was recognized by Center for Diseases Control(CDC) U. S. A. Later the disease was characterized as an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome(AIDS). In 1983, virologists found the causative agent which is a novel retrovirus named human immunodeficiency virus(HIV). Since then, by use of modern biotechnology, numerous and detailed informations have been accumulated by various researchers. The result, however, demonstrated that there is no a single method of satisfaction to prevent of cure the disease except avoiding from the agent. This problems are discussed by reviewing the results reported up to date.

PMID:
7953870
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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