Having an immune system that is weakened and unable to protect the body from disease. It can be caused by disease (such as HIV infection or cancer) or some medicines (such as those used in chemotherapy).
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The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.