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The Molecules of HIV - A Hypertextbook
An article from "The Molecules of HIV" (c) Dan Stowell
This hypertext looks at HIV from a molecular point of view, using an indexed set of entries. Start from one of the starting points given just below, or alternatively look in the index.
This website does not contain medical advice. It will help you understand how HIV works and what it's made of - have a look in the index if you're looking for a particular topic.
About this hypertext
I wanted to know what was going on at the molecular level in HIV - what was it that made HIV so damned difficult to stop, and what might we possibly do about it? But there wasn't any good source of information on the web - I had to scour many textbooks, journal articles, and websites to find out the information I wanted. I'm now presenting this information as a hypertextbook so that you can browse around and hopefully learn exactly what you want to about HIV from a biochemical point of view.
All the pages are created "on the fly", ensuring that every entry is cross-linked to every possible entry. It does mean that there are literally thousands of paths through the text, so make sure you make good use of your "Back" and "Forward" buttons while browsing here.