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Description:This scanning electron micrograph revealed the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), (spherical in appearance), which had been co-cultivated with human lymphocytes. Note the lymphocyte in the lower left, and some of its extended pseudopodia. HIV-1 virions can be seen on the surface of this lymphocyte. See PHIL 1843 for another view of this electron microscopic scenario.

A retrovirus, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was identified in 1983 as the pathogen responsible for the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). AIDS is characterized by changes in the population of T-cell lymphocytes that play a key role in the immune defense system. In the infected individual, the virus causes a depletion of T-cells, called “T-helper cells”, which leaves these patients susceptible to opportunistic infections, and certain malignancies.

High Resolution:Right click here and select "Save Target As..." for hi-resolution image (18.07 MB)
Content Providers(s):CDC/ C. Goldsmith, P. Feorino, E. L. Palmer, W. R. McManus
Creation Date:1989
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  • CDC - National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention
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    MeSH
    tree picture Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
    tree picture tree picture Investigative Techniques
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Microscopy
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Microscopy, Electron
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Photomicrography
    tree picture Anatomy
    tree picture tree picture Hemic and Immune Systems
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Blood
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Blood Cells
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Leukocytes
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Leukocytes, Mononuclear
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lymphocytes
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lymphocyte Subsets
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture T-Lymphocyte Subsets
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture T-Lymphocytes
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture T-Lymphocyte Subsets
    tree picture Diseases
    tree picture tree picture Immunologic Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture HIV Infections
    tree picture tree picture Virus Diseases
    tree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Virus Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Retroviridae Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lentivirus Infections
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture HIV Infections
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture HIV Infections
    tree picture Organisms
    tree picture tree picture Viruses
    tree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Retroviridae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lentivirus
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lentiviruses, Primate
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture HIV
    tree picturetree picture tree picture Vertebrate Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture RNA Viruses
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Retroviridae
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lentivirus
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture Lentiviruses, Primate
    tree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picturetree picture tree picture HIV
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