HIV and Its Transmission | Course of the Disease
HIV is a retrovirus containing RNA and a reverse transcriptase
to translate its RNA into DNA within the human host. Once HIV infects
its host, it is a virus capable of causing profound immunodeficiency.
AIDS is a collection of symptoms and infections that occur because
of the significant damage to the immune system caused by HIV. Treatments
exist to slow the progression of HIV and AIDS; however, there remains
no known cure.