where HIV (AIDS) viruses are there ?

Asked by  | 8th Aug, 2009, 10:22: PM

Expert Answer:

Like all viruses, HIV cannot grow or reproduce on its own. In order to make new copies of itself it must infect the cells of a living organism.

HIV can only replicate (make new copies of itself) inside human cells. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.

Answered by  | 11th Aug, 2009, 06:00: PM

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