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General Information: HIV Life Cycle

Clinical Progression of HIV HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Description of how HIV progresses to AIDS, starting with acute primary infection.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Biology/pages/clinicalcourse.aspx

HIV Devastates the Immune System HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Information about the different ways that HIV destroys the immune systems of people infected with HIV.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Biology/pages/devastatesimmunesystem.aspx

HIV Evolves to Evade the Immune System HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Description of how HIV mutates and evolves and why the virus is so difficult to kill.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Biology/pages/evolves.aspx

HIV Hides from the Immune System HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Description of how HIV "hides" inside cells, or latent reservoirs.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Biology/pages/hidesimmunesystem.aspx

HIV Replication Cycle HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The HIV replication cycle, illustrated with a graphic, and a glossary of terms associated with the replication cycle.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/Biology/pages/hivreplicationcycle.aspx

How HIV Causes AIDS HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

General description of how HIV transforms into AIDS.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/howHIVCausesAIDS/Pages/cause.aspx

More on How HIV Causes AIDS HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Fact sheet with an overview of how HIV infection causes AIDS.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/howHIVCausesAIDS/pages/howhiv.aspx

The HIV/AIDS Connection HTML

Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Information about the link between HIV and AIDS, including an explanation of why HIV causes AIDS.

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/Understanding/howHIVCausesAIDS/pages/connection.aspx

The HIV Life Cycle HTML

Source: AIDSinfo

Fact sheet with information about the HIV life cycle, including detailed images of the stages of the HIV life cycle and how HIV medicines affect the different stages.

http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/19/73/the-hiv-life-cycle

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