hiv - Lee, Han-Hsiang Group 2 HIV/AIDS The whole name of...

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Lee, Han-Hsiang Group 2 HIV/AIDS The whole name of HIV is “Human Immunodeficiency Virus”. HIV is a retrovirus, which means that its primary genetic instructions are in the form of RNA, not DNA. The HIV virus divides into two kinds: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is the most generally prevail. HIV-2 is basic only in the western Africa area, and it is more virulent, faster progression and associated with greater morbidity. During 1983-1984, French and American scientists separate the virus from the blood, respectively. HIV origin possibly comes from apes and monkeys in Africa. Robert Gallo goes to France, provides HTLV-lllB/H9 to compare with IDAV(LAI), the result of two virus are the same. Both side agree to hold the conference together. In 1986, this virus is called “the human immunodeficiency virus”. AIDS is distinguishes in U.S.A in early 1980. At that time, the patients were homo-sex. So, AIDS is also called “homosexuality sickness” (gay disease). And the government that Reagan president neglect the problem that time. After doctors and scientists continually work, accumulated the belief epidemiology data, it show that AIDS has constant way of infection. Simultaneously, because of blood transfusion to cause AIDS is increase gradually, many scientists star to investigate this infectious cause of disease. The diameter of
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course MEDICAL 101 taught by Professor Macdon during the Spring '10 term at Mahidol University, Bangkok.

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