The HIV cell

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Smaller than a Red blood cell Big for a virus exists as roughly spherical particles (sometimes called virions). The surface of each particle is studded with lots of little spikes. Attached to the membrane are several envelope proteins which are used to attach to the host cell

It is a retro virus which means it uses Reverse Transcription from RNA to DNA THE HIV virus contains RNA , which stores all of the HIV s genetic information

My understanding of the HIV process
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Enters the body through either blood semen, breast milk As a retro virus it needs a host to survive, T cells are ideal It spots a T cell and binds itself onto it using its proteins and the T cells Receptors It then fuses into the T cells membrane gaining entry inside. It release its genetic information RNA into the cell along with proteinase, integrase and an enzyme called reverse transcriptase reverse transcriptase begin the reverse transcription from RNA to DNA by transforming the RNA to a double helix The integrase cut each end of the DNA to create a sticky end It then transports the HIV DNA to the cell s nucleus DNA where it binds as one, now making the DNA infected with HIV The T cell is now being forced to produce the HIV virus releasing more and more into the system

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Virus cannot survive without a living cell It hijacks and reproduces Undead and ghost like Premeditated act unremorseful and uncompromising Reused, and deadly