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Can someone describe the viral structure of HIV and hpv?
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In brief: HIV vs HPV
Different viruses resulting in immuno-deficiency vs venereal warts associated with penile/cervical cancer, respectively.

In brief: HIV vs HPV
Different viruses resulting in immuno-deficiency vs venereal warts associated with penile/cervical cancer, respectively.
Dr. Stephen Chinn
Dr. Stephen Chinn
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Dr. Le Wang
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Different, see below
HPV is a small DNA virus, the cause for cervical and anus cancers.
HIV is a large retrovirus virus, the cause for AIDS and AIDS defining cancers. They have different structures, proliferation and transmision machanisms. For details, please refer to any microbiology test book in the section of virology.

In brief: Different, see below
HPV is a small DNA virus, the cause for cervical and anus cancers.
HIV is a large retrovirus virus, the cause for AIDS and AIDS defining cancers. They have different structures, proliferation and transmision machanisms. For details, please refer to any microbiology test book in the section of virology.
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Too complex
This is not something which can easily be described for either virus in the space allotted here.
They are completely different in structure. Far more appears to be known about the molecular structure of HIV which is called a retrovirus, but its composition and the enzymes necessary for its function are much too complicated to go into here.

In brief: Too complex
This is not something which can easily be described for either virus in the space allotted here.
They are completely different in structure. Far more appears to be known about the molecular structure of HIV which is called a retrovirus, but its composition and the enzymes necessary for its function are much too complicated to go into here.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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