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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Today we will learn about the properties, genetics and diseases caused by HIV- Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an RNA virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). There are two types of HIV virus - HIV 1 and HIV 2 - and they both cause AIDS.

HIV 1 is found worldwide but HIV 2 is found primarily in West-Africa.