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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Interleukin-7 (IL-7)

A cytokine that prompts the immune system to make more B lymphocytes (B cells) and T lymphocytes (T cells). Laboratory-made interleukin-7 (IL-7) coupled with antiretroviral therapy (ART) is being studied as a potential treatment for HIV.

Related Term(s): Cytokine

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