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what is the virus transmission, the morphology and the family name of the virus that causes HIV?

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HIV, that stands for human immunodeficiency virus is the agent that causes AIDS (Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome).

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HIV is a member of the genus Lentivirus, part of the family Retroviridae. Lentiviruses are characterized by a long incubation period that causes chronic and deadly diseases.

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HIV is carried in semen, vaginal fluid, anal mucus, blood, and breast milk. The virus gets in your body through cuts or sores in your skin, and through mucous membranes (like the vagina, rectum, and opening of the penis).

Although the most common mode of transmission of HIV is unprotected sexual intercourse with an infected partner,...

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