The primary target of HIV virus is..

Options :
  1. CD4+ cells
  2. CD8+ cells
  3. CD19+ cells
  4. CD16+ cells

Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 1


HIV infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T cells (specifically CD4+ T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells. HIV infection leads to low levels of CD4+ T cells. When CD4+ T cell numbers decline below a critical level, cell-mediated immunity is lost, and the body becomes progressively more susceptible to opportunistic infections.

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