Our HIV / AIDS Glossary of terms contains definitions for terms you need to know.
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The basic genetic structure of all animal retroviruses is the same. They all contain retroviral RNA sequences that code for the same three genes abbreviated GAG, POL and ENV. Flanking each end of the retroviral genome is a sequence of similar nucleotides called long terminal repeats or redundancies (LTR).
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