During the asymptomatic latent phase of AIDS, the virus is actively proliferating, and can be found in association with?
|B||Follicular dendritic cells in lymph nodes|
a. In early asymptomatic phase, most of the HIV virus is trapped in lymphnodes on the follicular dendritic cells. HIV virus belongs to lentivirus subfamily of Retroviridae.
b. It is a single stranded RNA virus with two copies (diploid genome) of RNA. It is an enveloped virus.
c. The genome contains three structural genes: gag (coding for core protein (p24) and matrix protein (p17)), pol (coding for reverse transcriptase, protease and integrase), env (coding for gp120 and gp41).