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What Is The Structure Of The AIDS Virus

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Viral structure

What is the structure of the HIV virus and how does it work within the body?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The question is too complex to completely answer on this forum. A brief answer to your question is that it is a RNA retrovirus which contains the enzymes necessary to reproduce in human cells and has a glycoprotein outer covering. The virus enters... Read more »

Thinking of taking a structured treatment interruption (STI) and looking for advice

I tested HIV+ in the spring of 2009, approximately 6 months after seroconverting. At the time, I... Read more »

How can I bring back my good structure?

I am a 38 year old and I have been on HIV drugs (Nevirapine, Stavudine & Lamuvidine)for... Read more »
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC Researchers Decode Structure of an Entire HIV Genome

The structure of an entire HIV genome has been decoded for the first time by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The results have widespread implications for understanding the strategies that viruses, like the one that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Scientists Uncover 3-D Structure of HIV, Study Says

Scientists have uncovered the 3-D structure of HIV, according to a study published in the Jan. 10 edition of the journal Structure , BBC News reports. Because strains of HIV vary in size and shape, scientists have found it difficult to... Read more »
Project Inform

Structured Treatment Interruption Workshop

The Foundation for AIDS and Immune Research (FAIR), in partnership with Project Inform and Treatment Action Group (TAG), co-sponsored a workshop in Boston at the end of July on structured therapy interruptions. Researchers from around the world... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Global HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Structural Inequalities, and the Politics of International Health

In spite of recent advances in treatment and care available in most developed countries, the HIV/AIDS pandemic continues to spread throughout the developing world. Structural inequalities continue to fuel the epidemic in all societies, and HIV... Read more »
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