When both membranes come into contact, and due to the fact that the cell membrane is very "fragile", an orifice is created and fusion occurs - and a route opens for the AIDS virus
to enter, connect to a specific "receptor" of the cell, and start its viral activity.
Surely more complicated were the deliberations that led to tapping the two discoverers of the AIDS virus
, Luc Montagnier and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi.
HIV usually infects cells when proteins in its envelope attach to specific proteins on an immune cell and initiate fusion between the virus and cell Yet there have been controversial reports that the AIDS virus
doesn't need its envelope proteins to infect cell and that the virus can infect nonimmune cells lacking the molecular handholds that the envelope proteins grip.
Konzani, 27, from Malawi, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm by passing on the Aids virus
to the three women.
The ten chapters of Living with the AIDS Virus
approach the issues and arguments outlined above from diverse perspectives.
Investigators said Williams traded drugs for sex with young women and teenagers he approached in schools and parks and infected at least nine of his partners with the Aids virus
Because the chimpanzee is able to live with the virus without falling ill, the scientists expressed hope that their discovery would eventually help improve therapies and develop an effective vaccine against the AIDS virus
The Nature paper describes a two-step process that allows the AIDS virus
to breech the membrane of T cells.
The AIDS virus
, in contrast, survives only in body fluids.
Leaving aside this quality control question, it is important to know whether latex films of condom thickness which are made properly, contain pores of a size which could allow passage of the AIDS virus
Supporters of universal HIV testing claim it has merit because it helps identify individuals infected with the AIDS virus
, allowing early medical intervention and preventing the spread of the virus by giving patients and medical personnel the opportunity to take extra precautions.
Nationwide, she says, "the AIDS virus
is devastating our inner cities.
In the last 9 months he has had three blood tests for the antibodies that signal infection with the AIDS virus
Allan Goldstein, Chairman of the Department of BioChemistry and Molecular Biology at the George Washington University, Medical Center stated, "The uniqueness of using a photo-labeling technique to inactivate the HIV virus while preserving the integrity and antigenic configuration of the AIDS virus
offers, in my opinion, the best opportunity to date to overcome the hurdle which has prevented the development of an effective AIDS vaccine.
The AIDS virus
works by hijacking immune cells called CD4 cells, which disrupts the immune system in most people.