HIV Life Cycle

AIDS is a deadly condition that kills millions of people every year. When the immune system is disabled by the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), AIDS can occur. This often leads to death. Understanding the life cycle of HIV can introduce possible drugs or vaccines, which could prevent the immune system from being invaded by HIV. HIV is a retrovirus, which is a virus that contains single stranded RNA (ssRNA). An HIV retrovirus destroys cells of […]