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What Are The Basic Stages Of The Hiv Virus Life Cycle

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HIV life cycle, and how HIV affects the immune system

Hi Rick, When Hiv attaches itself to a lymphocyte, is the lymphocyte actually a gland as in the neck or armpit, and does this then become a reproduction factory for HIV with an abundance of T-cells coming from the gland? Thank you for your...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. HIV infects cells of the immune system called CD4 cells. There are many CD4 cells inside the lymph nodes. These cells can also Read more »

is it possable to develop HIV in anal sex? HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009)

hello, me and my girlfriend recently had unprotected anal sex, she has done it before so we did it... Read more »
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The HIV Life Cycle

... Click to enlarge Binding and Fusion: HIV begins its life cycle when it binds to a CD4 receptor and one of two co-receptors on the surface of a CD4+ T- lymphocyte . The virus then fuses Read more »
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The HIV Life Cycle

...Transcription Integration Viral Latency and Protein Synthesis Cleavage and Viral Assembly Budding Understanding how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) works inside the human cell gives scientists important clues about how to attack... Read more »
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What Is HIV?

... Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get HIV through unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other equipment... Read more »
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I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

AIDS LifeCycle (and then some)

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...Oprah Winfrey has again touched my heart and reconfirmed that I'm walking the right path by educating her viewers about the HIV - AIDS Pandemic. Check out her latest: Magic Johnson and The New Faces of AIDS In American... Read more »

AIDS/LifeCycle 5 or Bust!

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...a Positive Pedaler. What is a 'positive pedaler' you might ask? Positive Pedalers are a group of men and women living with HIV/AIDS and participate in AIDS cycling-related fund raising events. Many of the team participate in the AIDS/LifeCycle... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...syndrome) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). By killing or damaging cells of the body's immune system, HIV progressively destroys... Read more »