Q. With reference to HIV, consider the following statements:
1. HIV attacks CD4, a type of White Blood Cell (T cells) in the body’s immune system.
2. It spreads from one person to another through sexual contact.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 is correct: HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks CD4 cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases.
Statement 2 is correct: HIV is transmitted through anal or vaginal sex, or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment.
Source: Indian Express