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Offline John2038

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HIV & Science - Dummies questions
« on: May 08, 2008, 02:39:36 AM »
In the reign animals or humans, causes of deaths can be classified into 3 broad categories

-- Old age
-- Accident
-- Sickness

I imagine that these 3 major causes can be found at the cellular level.

So the questions:

-- Old Age: How / why HIV die ?  (A signal, a molecular instability, .. ?)
-- Sickness: What needs to live HIV or stay healthy ? (What is for e.g. an hostile environment for the HIV)

(-- Accident: I guess this is what are doing the drugs.)

I know that this website do not have the aim to be scientific.
These questions are intend to those interested by the research.
Please do not hijack this thread.

John

Offline ronaldinho

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Re: HIV & Science - Dummies questions
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 09:15:01 AM »
In the reign animals or humans, causes of deaths can be classified into 3 broad categories

-- Old age
-- Accident
-- Sickness

I imagine that these 3 major causes can be found at the cellular level.

So the questions:

-- Old Age: How / why HIV die ?  (A signal, a molecular instability, .. ?)
-- Sickness: What needs to live HIV or stay healthy ? (What is for e.g. an hostile environment for the HIV)


I am not an expert, but i know that viruses are not cells, they are just encapsuled genetic material. So, they do not have a life cycle like the cellular animals, they are either reproducing, making copies or themselves using the host cellular mechanism, or inert, doing nothing.
I guess you could say that they die, when something messes with the capsule that protects the genetic material or, like some retrovirals do, when something make their reproduction process go wrong. In both cases, their genetic material is lost, reproduction process is aborted and it loses it ability of infection, so i guess this would mean "death" for a virus.

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Re: HIV & Science - Dummies questions
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 10:19:59 AM »
In the reign animals or humans, causes of deaths can be classified into 3 broad categories

-- Old age
-- Accident
-- Sickness

I imagine that these 3 major causes can be found at the cellular level.

So the questions:

-- Old Age: How / why HIV die ?  (A signal, a molecular instability, .. ?)
-- Sickness: What needs to live HIV or stay healthy ? (What is for e.g. an hostile environment for the HIV)

(-- Accident: I guess this is what are doing the drugs.)

I know that this website do not have the aim to be scientific.
These questions are intend to those interested by the research.
Please do not hijack this thread.

John

I'm glad your topic was moved into a more appropriate forum.
I found a web link for you that might help you with your questions.

http://www.gay.com/content/guide/splash.html?sernum=6776&navpath=/channels/health/hiv/

I hope this helps

da Shark
« Last Edit: May 08, 2008, 10:22:31 AM by sharkdiver »

 


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