Viruses. Human Immunodeficiency Virus. http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter24/animation__hiv_replication.html. Human immunodeficiency virus ( hiv ) . HIV = (virus)/AIDS = (Disease) Kills/damages immune system
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIV: Retrovirus with http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter24/animation__hiv_replication.htmlssRNA, RT (from viral RNA to DNA), and envelope with gp120 spikes.
Gp120 attach to CD4on Helper T cells, M, dendritic cells.
Function of RT?
Provirus latent or directs active viron synthesis
HIV evades IS via latency, vacuoles, antigenic changeHIV Infection – AIDS is Final stage of HIV Infection
Diagnoses of HIV Infection, by Age
In 2010, the estimated number of diagnoses of HIV infection in the 46 states with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting, by age at diagnosis, was as follows: