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Human immunodeficiency viruses
Scannin electron micrograph o HIV-1 (in green) buddin frae cultured lymphocyte. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent steids o assemmly an buddin o virions.
Scannin electron micrograph o HIV-1 (in green) buddin frae cultured lymphocyte. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent steids o assemmly an buddin o virions.
Scienteefic clessificationEdit this classification
(unranked): Virus
Phylum: incertae sedis
Cless: incertae sedis
Order: Ortervirales
Faimily: Retroviridae
Subfaimily: Orthoretrovirinae
Genus: Lentivirus
Groups included
Cladeestically includit but tradeetionally excludit taxa

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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  1. Weiss RA (May 1993). "How does HIV cause AIDS?". Science. 260 (5112): 1273–9. Bibcode:1993Sci...260.1273W. doi:10.1126/science.8493571. PMID 8493571. 
  2. Douek DC, Roederer M, Koup RA (2009). "Emerging Concepts in the Immunopathogenesis of AIDS". Annu. Rev. Med. 60: 471–84. doi:10.1146/annurev.med.60.041807.123549. PMC 2716400Freely accessible. PMID 18947296.