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HIV Essay #1


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HIV is a (#1) disease. It combats the body by attacking the (#2) cells. A HIV virus consists of (#3) outer lipid coat and 2 protein coats. In the center of an HIV virus are 2 (#4) molecules and 2 RNA molecules. Imbedded within the outside lipid coat is a glycoprotein know as (#5). The glycoprotein on the HIV will bind with any cell that has a (#6) molecule in its membrane. Once the HIV binds with a host cell, the RNA from the HIV cell will be "injected" into the host, and transformed from RNA to DNA by via the enzyme known as (#7). After the conversion from RNA to DNA, the HIVs nucleic acid will be incorporated into the host cells DNA. At this time the virus may stay dormant for several years, but the host will be (#8).

9. True or False: HIV is transmitted only through sexual contact?

10. True or False: HIV is composed of living cells and can be eliminated through the use of antibiotics?

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