During HIV infection, the number of CD4+ cells drops as the virus infects these cells and destroys them. Why does HIV specifically infect this type of cell?

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HIV contains surface proteins that bind to the CD8 receptor.

  

HIV contains surface proteins that bind to the antigen-binding portion of the heavy chain of an antibody receptor.

  

HIV contains surface proteins that bind to the CD4 receptor.

 

asked Jan 1, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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HIV contains surface proteins that bind to the CD4 receptor.

 

answered Jan 1, 2013 by Panda ~Expert~ (1,557 points)



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