Part IModule 4’s Home page was packed with pathogens! Choose three that surprised you most, give a brief description, and explain why you were surprised by them.For the second part of this assignmen

Part I

Module 4’s Home page was packed with pathogens!  Choose three that surprised you most, give a brief description, and explain why you were surprised by them.

For the second part of this assignment, you will take a closer look at the HIV virus, using this document to help you define the following terms.  First begin by reviewing the structure of DNA and the processes of transcription and translation.

Part II

Next address these topics on HIV:

  1. Discuss the function of HIV protease, integrase, and reverse transcriptase.
  2. Identify the characteristics of HIV which account for its transmission.  Include the basic epidemiology of this virus and its method of transfer.
  3. Discuss the normal function of B-lymphocytes, killer T-lymphocytes, helper T-lymphocytes, and macrophages in the immune system. Explain how HIV affects these components of a healthy immune system.
  4. Explain the function of the complement system and do some research to investigate how the HIV virus turns the complement system against the human body.  How has this led to new treatments against this disease?

Assignment Expectations

Page Length: 2 to 3 pages


TUI encourages all students to comply with APA style and format guidelines for proper citation of references.  Use the formatting in your Background page as a model for citing the sources from your Case Assignment.

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