[Etiology--characteristics of HIV infection].

  title={[Etiology--characteristics of HIV infection].},
  author={Manfred Paul Dierich and Clara Larcher and B. S{\"o}lder and Thomas F Schulz and Dietmar Fuchs and Helmut Wachter},
  journal={Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={138 19-20},
In this study the structures of the AIDS-virus are presented, furthermore the cross-reactivity of HIV-1 and HIV-2 is described as well as the known genes of both viruses. The mechanism of cell infection, its kinetics and the special role of activated T-cells and macrophages in this process are outlined. This interrelation characterized phenomenologically… CONTINUE READING