The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that infect humans. Over time, they cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. In most cases, HIV is a sexually transmitted infection and occurs by contact with or transfer of blood, pre-ejaculate, semen, and vaginal fluids.
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ViroDet is an initiative backed by a group of young scientists and entrepreneurs united to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico and Latin America. Together, we are working on the development of accessible, open-source diagnostic kits made from mexican resources, with the goal of performing low-cost PCR tests to detect SARS-CoV-2.Read More