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Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this illustration depicts the ultrastructural morphology of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), responsible for causing acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or more commonly referred to as AIDS. Features include the internal viral capsid, which contains the viral ribonucleic acid (RNA), and components of the virus’ external lipid membrane.
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Content Providers(s):National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Creation Date:2010
Photo Credit:National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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