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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Replication

Synonym(s): Transcription and Translation

The fifth of seven steps in the HIV life cycle. Once HIV is integrated into the host CD4 cell DNA, the virus begins to use the machinery of the CD4 cell to create long chains of HIV proteins. The protein chains are the building blocks for more HIV.

Related Term(s): Life Cycle

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Replication is step five of HIV replication.
Steps of HIV replication

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