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About Pathogenic Viruses
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a type of retrovirus. This virus inserts its genome into the DNA of the infected person’s CD4 white blood cells, permanently altering the genome of those cells.
Those altered cells act as “HIV producing factories,” creating more viruses until the cells burst, allowing the viruses to infect new cells.
The development long acting and less user-dependent antiviral products has become a major priority for both HIV and SARS-Cov-2 infections.
Current Anti-HIV Agents
They are also less effective against free virus and cell-infected virus.
Must be used in combination therapy.
Do not eliminate HIV and restore the immune system completely.
Reservoirs of HIV in latently infected resting T lymphocytes and other long-lived cell populations.
Continued development of drug-resistant virus.