Our immune system protects the body against germs and diseases. It also heals the body after sickness or injury. HIV slowly damages the immune system if it gets into a person’s body, which means the HIV-positive person will easily get sick.
HIV attacks CD4 cells. A CD4 cell is a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infection. HIV weakens the immune system by killing these soldier cells allowing the virus to quickly multiply. The body tries to fight back but eventually it struggles to protect itself from infections. Eventually, our immune system is so damaged that we have no resistance against illnesses like TB, common colds, flu and HIV-related c