Which of the following is correct regarding AIDS causative agent HIV?

  • Option 1)

    HIV is enveloped virus containing one molecule of single-stranded RNA and one molecule of reverse transcriptase.

  • Option 2)

    HIV is enveloped virus that contains two identical molecules of single-stranded RNA and two molecules of reverse transcriptase.

  • Option 3)

    HIV is unenveloped retrovirus.

  • Option 4)

    HIV does not escape but attacks the acquired immune response.

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt

Cause of AIDS -

AIDS is caused by the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV), a member of a group of viruses called retrovirus.

- wherein

Retrovirus has an envelope enclosing the RNA genome.

 

 

HIV is enveloped virus that contains two identical molecules of single stranded

RNA and two molecules of reverse transcriptase


Option 1)

HIV is enveloped virus containing one molecule of single-stranded RNA and one molecule of reverse transcriptase.

Incorrect option

Option 2)

HIV is enveloped virus that contains two identical molecules of single-stranded RNA and two molecules of reverse transcriptase.

Correct option

Option 3)

HIV is unenveloped retrovirus.

Incorrect option

Option 4)

HIV does not escape but attacks the acquired immune response.

Incorrect option

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