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Human immunodeficiency virus
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Virus clessification
Group: Group VI (ssRNA-RT)
Order: Unassigned
Faimily: Retroviridae
Subfaimily: Orthoretrovirinae
Genus: Lentivirus
  • Human immunodeficiency virus 1
  • Human immunodeficiency virus 2

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup o retrovirus) that causes HIV infection an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).[1][2]

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  2. Douek DC, Roederer M, Koup RA (2009). "Emerging Concepts in the Immunopathogenesis of AIDS". Annu. Rev. Med. 60: 471–84. doi:10.1146/ PMC 2716400Freely accessible. PMID 18947296.