The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIVs), specifically HIV-1, are the causative agent chargeable for the present all over the world epidemic of bought immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). a huge attempt has therefore been underway during the last 20 years to appreciate and keep watch over this pathogen. in this time, a big wisdom base has gathered in regards to the function of viral elements within the HIV-1 lifestyles cycle, and the interplay of HIV-1 with the host phone is turning into more and more understood. sure gains of HIV, for instance its skill to contaminate non-dividing cells, are being exploited within the improvement of novel gene treatment cars. This quantity presents an summary of the present information about the HIV replication cycle and may function an creation to next chapters that tackle particular points of lentiviral-based gene treatment.
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