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Yes, HIV does attempt to prevent multiple infection of the same cell. Once a T cell or other cells are infected, HIV downregulates the CD4 receptor which it uses to gain entry. Because of this, there are less receptors so another HIV is less likely to infect that cell. Meanwhile, the infection itself upregulates CD4 receptors on other cells which means the ...


Lets define the nomenclature first: An antigen is a large structure (protein, virus, bacteria and so an) which is recognized by the immune system as foreign. The word antigen derives from the abbreviation ANTIbody GENerator. Exposure of our immune system to an antigen results in an immune response and the generation of many antibodies. An epitope is a small ...

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