Sarah

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Jan
4
comment Is every part of a virus important for replication?
Ohh okay. So really, in order for HIV to replicate every part of the virus must be intact. The proteins, rna, enzymes etc..because each serve a function in the production process. If you take one away, the virus would not be able to replicate. Is that right? I just want to make sure I'm understanding.
Jan
4
comment Is every part of a virus important for replication?
Thank you for your feedback! Okay, so not all of the genes are necessary but the genes are found within the RNA strands right? And you would need that genetic information in order to make more parts. So without RNA there is no information or instructions on how to make more of itself right? I'm sorry I just get soo confused with all of this!
Dec
31
comment Is every part of a virus important for replication?
Sorry I should have been more specific. I'm asking In regards to the HIV virus. Does that information still apply?
Dec
23
comment HIV Rapid Tests
Awesome. Thanks so much for your help guys!
Dec
23
comment HIV Rapid Tests
@Nico: Oh okay. Yeah I was just curious because of what I read about the hiv antigen. It kind of scared me because I wasn't sure if those were infectious or not. So just for clarification: proteins and rna are two separate things. The proteins do not have the RNA inside them and without the RNA there can be no infection?
Dec
23
comment HIV Rapid Tests
Okay. but the proteins don't contain that RNA do they? Sorry I am not very good at this stuff and get easily confused.