Hiv

Hiv –>
<a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/human-Immunodeficiency“>virus
(Science: virology) a type of retrovirus (<a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/human-Immunodeficiency“>virus) that is responsible for the fatal illness <a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/acquired-Immunodeficiency“>syndrome. Two strains have been identified.
type 1: the retrovirus recognised as the agent that induces aids.
type 2: a virus closely related to hiv-1 that also leads to immune suppression. Hiv-2 is not as virulent as hiv-1 and is epidemic only in west Africa.
Acronym: hiv
infection by the human immunideficiency virus.The virus that causes <a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/acquired-Immune”>deficiency Syndrome (aids); it replicates in and kills the helper t cells.See <a href="https://www.biologyonline.com/dictionary/human-Immunodeficiency“>virus.


You will also like...

Plant Water Regulation
Plant Water Regulation

Plants need to regulate water in order to stay upright and structurally stable. Find out the different evolutionary adap..

Biosecurity and Biocontrol
Biosecurity and Biocontrol

This lesson explores the impact of biosecurity threats, and why they need to be identified and managed. Examples to incl..

A sperm cell fertilizing an ovum
Human Reproduction and Fertilization

For human species to obviate extinction, reproductive mature adults should be producing viable offspring in order to con..

Still Water Animals
Still Water Animals

Animals living in aquatic habitats have diversified and evolved through time. They eventually occupy ecological niches a..

Birth of a Human Baby
Birth of a Human Baby

Following nine months inside the mother's womb is the birth of the baby. Know the different stages of the birthing proce..

dinosaurs
The Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs represented a major turn in the evolutionary development of organisms on Earth. The first dinosaurs were presu..