TITLE

HIV

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Encyclopedic Reference of Molecular Pharmacology;2004, p460
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "HIV" is presented. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the causative agent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV is a retrovirus, whose replication includes the transcription of the singlestranded RNA genome into double stranded DNA (reverse transcription) and the covalent insertion of the DNA copy of the viral cDNA into the genome of the host cell (integration).
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22802689

 

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