No, it is a viral infection. For example, antiviral drugs used by an HIV-positive mother prevents the virus being passed to a baby. HIV does not infect sperm or egg cells, only the fluid that these cells live in.
Asked in Genetics, Viruses (biological)
What is the flow of genetic information used by retroviruses for AIDS?
AIDS virus belongs to retrovirus category. These type of virus has only RNA as genetic material. They depend on host cell's DNA to replicate. ...
Asked in Health
Why is AIDS not considered to be a genetic disease?
To some extent it is genetic if their mother has AIDS a child can be born with the disease. Yet, not all children whose mothers have the disease are born with it and a predisposition to the disease hasn't been shown to be passed from mother to child. They have proven that the predisposition to certain cancers can be passed genetically, but this has not been proven with AIDS. So, that means it is not a genetic disease ( at least...
Where were the first cases of HIV AIDS?
Genetic research has shown that the first cases of HIV/AIDS in humans were in Africa in the late nineteenth or early 20th century. AIDS was first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1981. ...
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Methodism
What is the polity in the African Methodist Episocal church?
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Asked in Evolution
Meiosis aids in evolution because it what?
Because of genetic recombination and this is done in three ways. The independent orientation of chromosomes at prometaphase, crossing over and the process of random fertilization all insure a good recombination of genetic material. ...
Asked in Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
What has the author Patrick Dixon written?
Patrick Dixon has written: 'The whole truth about AIDS' -- subject(s): AIDS (Disease), Christianity, Popular works, Religious aspects, Religious aspects of AIDS (Disease) 'Rising Price of Love' -- subject(s): AIDS (Disease), Christianity, Popular works, Religious aspects, Religious aspects of AIDS (Disease), Religious aspects of Sex, Sex, Social aspects, Social aspects of Sex 'Building a Better Business' 'Sida Y Usted/AIDS and You' 'Genetic Revolution' 'Cyberchurch' ...
Asked in HIV and AIDS, Similarities Between
What is the similarities between aids and the black plague?
AIDS and the plague both attack the same site on the cells that they infect. There are studies going on that are showing that people who have a genetic mutation that provides resistance to being infected by the plague also provides resistance to being infected by HIV. ...
Asked in HIV and AIDS, Autoimmune Diseases
Can you get aids from a person who does not have aids?
No No, to get AIDS you must have physical contact with another person who has AIDS. You cannot get AIDS if you did not have physical contact with another person who has AIDS. Hope this helped ! ...
What is the medical term meaning AIDS?
AIDS is the abbreviation of acquired immuno deficiency syndrome. Acquired meaning you become infected by a specific source (not genetic or insidious random onset) and immunodeficiency because it is the final stage of the hiv virus that causes severe immune system compromise/deficiency. ...