The HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a retrovirus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The HIV infects certain types of cells of the immune system inside of which it replicates itself. With time, the ability of the immune system to ward off infections weakens and opportunistic diseases flare up.
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To understand how the HIV replicates itself inside the host cell.