Could someone give me some brief history of HIV for my biology class?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV This is the best u can get....
could you describe some information in your own words?
sure....see HIV is human immunodeficiency virus. it infects the helper Tcells of our immune system
HIV causes AIDS which is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome...this causes failure in the individuals immune system.
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.
this is called opportunistic infection...and ultimately leads to death.
HIV is a retrovirus. spherical and has 2 copies of ss-RNA
i guess this would be pretty enough for the start...
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?
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
okay and is this in your own words?
these are my words....but info is all from wikipedia.
thanks so much:)
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