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Why are colds a problem for people with HIV/AIDS?

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HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, kills or damages cells in the immune system, your body's defense against germs. That makes it tougher for you to beat back infections. When you get sick with a cold, you're more likely to get complications, like pneumonia.

From: HIV/AIDS and the Common Cold WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Antimicrobial resistance: The NIH response to a growing problem. NIAID: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

SOURCES: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Antimicrobial resistance: The NIH response to a growing problem. NIAID: Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 10, 2019

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