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Lecture 15

Lecture 15 and 16 - HIV

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Biological Sciences
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Maydianne Andrade

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Lecture 15-16- Case Study in Evolution: HIV HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Aids: Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, caused by HIV Aids is one of the most important selection factors in the human population About 25% of people with HIV are women 1. Biology of HIV - Represented by 2 different strains - HIV 1 strain – most common type of HIV found in North America - HIV is a retrovirus (RNA virus) and it has to go through reverse transcriptase to hijack the machinery of cells to produce more of its self. Life Cycle - Bind to the cell membrane and empty content into cell - Then spliced into host genome and the host transcribes more HIV - New virions bud from host cells Can be pas
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