HIV/AIDS Glossary

T-Cell Exhaustion

Synonym(s): T-Cell Depletion

The gradual decrease in T-cell function that can occur with chronic infections and cancers. T-cell exhaustion weakens the immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight off infections or kill cancer-causing cells.

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