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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Could someone give me some brief history of HIV for my biology class?

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV This is the best u can get....

OpenStudy (anonymous):

could you describe some information in your own words?

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

sure....see HIV is human immunodeficiency virus. it infects the helper Tcells of our immune system

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

HIV causes AIDS which is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome...this causes failure in the individuals immune system.

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

once the immune system is affected all other disease causing agents gain an entry in the body...because our immune system fails to fight back.

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

this is called opportunistic infection...and ultimately leads to death.

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

HIV is a retrovirus. spherical and has 2 copies of ss-RNA

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

i guess this would be pretty enough for the start...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay in your own words can you also describe the history of it? lie the past? of what it once was before it spread to humans? just a small paragraph, in your own words please?

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

sure....Both HIV-1 and HIV-2 are believed to have originated in non-human primates in West-central Africa and to have transferred to humans.HIV-1 appears to have originated in southern Cameroon through the evolution of SIV, a simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) that infects wild chimpanzees

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay and is this in your own words?

OpenStudy (shrutipande9):

these are my words....but info is all from wikipedia.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thanks so much:)

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