- All retroviruses are similar, and our genome is full of dormant retroviruses - over 2 percent of the genome is retroviral.
- As a vehicle for gene therapy, the retrovirus is modified so that it cannot produce infectious virus after entering the cell.
- HIV is an RNA virus (ie, it carries its genetic code in the form of RNA) and falls under the family of retroviruses.
- I'm not talking about a vaccine, which most scientists consider a pipe dream against a diverse and constantly mutating retrovirus like HIV.
- Thus far, adenoviruses and retroviruses are the two families of viruses that have been used in the majority of clinical trials.