How can recombinant DNA protect against HIV?
By helping to make recombinant proteins such as enzymes, vaccines and therapeutics. Not only for HIV but for other diseases too.
I do not know the specifics of how zidovudine works against HIV but i may be able to help/steer you in the right direction. This drug comes under the category of nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI's). This category of drugs contain faulty versions of the nucleotides which is needed for reverse transcription of viral RNA to viral DNA withing the host cell of the HIV virus. The faulty nucleotides are used by the reverse transcriptase…
No. HIV is a retrovirus that infects its host's DNA lysogenically (inserting its own genome into the host genome after reverse-transcripting into DNA). Therefore, it stays in your cells' DNA forever. However, you can suppress HIV symptoms and keep them at bay with many of the "HIV cocktails" (combinations of protease inhibitors, etc. that prevent the virus from replicating).
hiv is a retrovirus...it enters the cells damaging our dna and making its own dna with reverse transcriptase and thus executes command suprressing our immune system and lead us to opportunistic infections... it is not posible to regenerate our own body dna and boost up the immune system and plus this virus mutates in our body quickly .. so it is not possible..
What is the current situation in Australia with regards to employers hiring HIV and AIDS positive people?
Extract from an Aussie AIDS advocacy site: "As an HIV positive person, you have many legal rights that protect you from discrimination. You cannot be refused a job, housing, medical services or dental services just because you have HlV. Discrimination based on HIV status is illegal throughout Australia under Commonwealth law and some states have separate legislation to protect you against HIV/AIDS related discrimination..."
Once HIV enters the body, it gets attached to a type of white blood cell called T lymphocyte (which is the T cell in the human body's protection against infections). The RNA (genetic material) of the virus then gets converted to DNA (genetic material) by an enzyme that the virus produces. This viral DNA then gets incorporated into the DNA of the human cell (T lymphocyte), and remains there for the lifetime of that cell.
If you have HIV is it important to inform a partner. Having protected oral, anal and vaginal sex is important. Natural and lambskin condoms don't protect a person against HIV. It is important to know how HIV is spread. Ask questions about how HIV is spread and have to help keep a partner safe. Avoid using alcohol and drug during sexual intercourse. Don't show razor, toothbrush and other products that may contain blood with someone…
HIV binds with the CD4 protein on the surface of the T4 lymphocyte. The HIV fuses with the T4 lymphocyte. Viral RNA (ribonucleic acid) and reverse transcriptase enter the target cell. Reverse transcriptase produces viral DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the viral RNA. Viral DNA enters the target cell's nucleus and splices into the target cell's DNA. The target cell uses the information on the viral DNA and produces the pieces needed for building copies of…
He is a man and not God. Catholic Answer The Holy Father (The Pope) is the Vicar of Christ, he is a man and does not have "worshipers". As for protecting the faithful against HIV, I think he has done that by teaching God's law: that sex should only happen in a committed, lifelong marriage. If everyone obeyed God's law in this respect, there would be no HIV, and its spread would cease immediately.