Acquired Immunodeﬁciency: HIV
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Retrovirus- single stranded
Two copies of its genome (diploid)
It carries reverse transcriptase, integrase and protease enzymes.
Said to be Lymphotropc- infects lymphocytes- binding to CD4 molecule
CCR5 chemokine receptor; M- tropic
T cells later (CXR4 chemokine receptor; T- tropic)
gp41- fusion protein
Gag gene products-
* gp- glycoprotein
*p- protein (numbers are the molecular weight in 1000's; ex: gp41- glycoprotein 41000)
Reverse transcriptase (RT)
Epidemiology- Currently in US- Females or i.v. drug users
The lifecycle- beings- CD4 and chemokine receptor using gp120
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