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Caption: Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. HIV causes AIDS ( acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV is a lentivirus of the retrovirus family, and has a long incubation period, with a slow disease evolution. HIV is transmitted most commonly via sexual intercourse, as well as any other contact between a mucous membrane and an infected bodily fluid. It provokes an often mortal collapse of the immune system. Viral diameter approximately: 145nm. Viral magnification 690,000 X at 10cm and image colorization with HDRI treatments on a Transmission Electron Micrograph view (TEM).

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Keywords: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, aids, aids virus, biological, biology, colorized, colour enhanced, colourized, hiv, hiv virus, immune system, immuno deficiency, lentivirus, microbiological, microbiology, microscopic, microscopy, retrovirus, tem, transmission electron micrograph, viral disease, viral infection, virion, virology, virus, viruses

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