Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Virus 1

Human T-cell Lymphotrophic Virus.
I am also a retrovirus.
I'm so retro!

I transmit through blood, sexual contact and child birth.
I also target CD4 cells.
I make people more likely to get certain diseases.

I can cause leukemia.
I can get into your spinal cord.
There I cause myelopathy or even tropical spastic paraparesis.
I also get into skin, joints, lungs and eyes.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Human immunodeficiency Virus

My name is Human immunodeficiency virus.
I am a Retrovirus.
I'm very retro.
I have 2 types.

I make up the majority of HIV in the world.
I'm mostly found in Africa.

I lead to a disease called AIDS.
I travel through sexual contact, needles, blood and from mother to baby.

I get into
CD4+ immune cells.
They make my copies for me.

I start with a flu like illness.
Then I lay low for many years.
Then the illness becomes AIDS.

I lead to other infections, like Candida, PCP, CMV, HHV-8, HSV and Mycobacteria.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Human Papilloma Virus types 16 + 18

Human Papilloma Virus types 16 and 18.
I'm from family

I am sexually transmitted.
I am linked to cervical cancer.
My types 16 and 18 cause 70% of these.
Brothers 31, 33 and 45 cause some of the rest.

People have just found a vaccine against me.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Human Papilloma Virus types 6 + 11

We are Human Papilloma Virus, types 6 and 11.
We are from the Papillomaviridae family.

We are common causes of genital warts.

You can also call them condylomas.

We are sexually transmitted.

Babies get us from their mums at birth.

We give them warts in the throat and mouth

Friday, January 16, 2009

Human Papilloma Virus type 2

Hey there.
Call me Human Papilloma Virus Type 2.
I'm from the Papillomaviridae family.

I'm a warts virus like my cousin HPV-1.
I'm one of the types that cause common warts.
They are on your skin.
I get in through cuts and scrapes,
like when you fall down.

People used to think that toads caused warts.
But it was me.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Human Papilloma Virus type 1

I'm Human Papilloma Virus.
I'm type 1.
I'm from the family Papillomaviridae.

We Papilloma viruses are warts viruses.
There are many different types of us.

I am one of the types that often
gives you plantar warts.

These warts grow on the bottom of your feet!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Hepatitis E Virus

Hello, My name is Hepatitis E Virus.
I am a Hepevirus.

I'm like cousin Hepatitis A.
I move around in your water.
I get into seafood, but I also
hang out
in farm animals like
pigs and cows.

I'm most fond of places with unclean water.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Hepatitid D Virus

Hey folks.
My name is Hepatitis D virus.
I'm also called Hepatitis Delta.

I can't get you on my own, I need my friend HBV.
We have a "co-infection".
I can get into you at the same time as my cousin.
Or I can visit people who already have him.

My job is to make your liver even worse.