New AIDS-Like Disease in Asians, Not Contagious, National Institute of Allergy And Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Study

Published: Aug 23, 2012

Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV. The patients’ immune systems become damaged, leaving them unable to fend off germs as healthy people do. What triggers this isn’t known, but the disease does not seem to be contagious.

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