Journal of antivirals & antiretrovirals is one among the best peer-reviewed journals in the field of virology. Articles published in this peer-reviewed journal are properly reviewed by the best faculty reviewers at the associated fields
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. A condition in humans 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. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.
HIV infects vital cells in the human immune system such as helper T cells (specifically CD4+ T cells), macrophages, and dendritic cells. HIV infection leads to low levels of CD4+ T cells through a number of mechanisms including: apoptosis of uninfected by stander cells, direct viral killing of infected cells, and killing of infected CD4+ T cells by CD8 cytotoxic lymphocytes that recognize infected cells. When CD4+ T cell numbers decline below a critical level, cell-mediated immunity is lost, and the body becomes progressively more susceptible to opportunistic infections..
OMICS journals follow single-blind reviewing process, in which the reviewer is obscure to the author, but the identity of the author is known to the reviewer. An editorial board asks subject experts to review, assess and evaluate submitted articles before accepting them for publication in a scholarly journal. Submissions are evaluated using criteria such as the originality of the work, excellence, novelty and significance of the research or thoughts and respect for copy rights. Scholarly open access journals use this peer review process to ensure and maintain the quality of material they publish and for their scholastic notoriety.
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Last date updated on June, 2014