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The Science of HIV: AIDS2012 Youth Pre-Conference

The Medical Side of HIV/AIDS

Hugh Stephens

on 19 July 2012

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Transcript of The Science of HIV: AIDS2012 Youth Pre-Conference

The Science of HIV Hugh Stephens Monash University, Melbourne Australia DC YouthForce - Media & Advocacy YouthRISE HIV is a single-stranded RNA retrovirus from the Lenti-virus family a retrovirus that causes AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections The Immune System... "department of defence" well, when it works DNA RNA Protein So how does HIV get into the body? dendritic/CD4+ uptake Direct to blood vertical How does HIV cause problems? Immune System Brain + Nervous System CD4+ Lymph tissue Macrophages Dendritic
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