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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - FIV

Overview Feline immunodeficiency virus is a virus that suppresses a cat’s immune system, the same way HIV does in humans. The two viruses are similar, and many things we know about being HIV+ also applies to a FIV+ cat. However, FIV infects strictly cats and is not transmittable to humans. FIV is in the same family as the feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a virus that also suppresses the immune system and causes similar secondary diseases. However,…

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