Talk:Lentivirus

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Page written in the 80's?[edit]

Same author as below... Ok, I got that far before and wanted to make a change...now I realise that when I have time I want to make significant edits to this - no offence to previous authors. To give some warning and invite discussion... the term serogroups for lentiviruses is wildly inappropriate in my opinion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.111.184.92 (talk) 22:11, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

'slow virus'[edit]

I have removed the statement 'slow virus' from the introduction. The Latin translation is given along with the major point that they have a long incubation period... they are not 'slow' in any other respect, and in fact it is a nonsense statement.

Lentivirus transmission[edit]

The ICTV database seems to contradict itself. Equine infectious anemia is transmitted by an arthropod vector, yet ICTV says lentiviruses are not transmitted by vectors. ICTV does list EIAV as a lentivirus and says it can be transmitted by a vector. Should we change this article to reflect this, or leave it? --Joelmills 23:40, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

In general, most lentiviruses may not be spread by vectors, but there could be an exception to the rule (and in natural systems there usually are.) That situation is not necessarily a self-contradiction. Argantael (talk) 21:37, 29 October 2008 (UTC) Argantael

Morphology[edit]

This section consists of several sentence fragments strung together with semicolons. Is there a reason for this, or can someone make it into grammatically correct English?Im.a.lumberjack 01:32, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

You should change this yourself, because Wikipedia is not just other people's responsibility. 173.183.79.81 (talk)

What is lentivirus?[edit]

There is some confusion about what a lentivirus is. Early it is regarded as a grouping of viruses, whereas later it seems to be a single virus. My primary concern is under the physical properties section. I know HIV genome is a monomer consisting of 2 molecules of sense ssRNA, but don't know enough about the others to make the correction. Similarly, HIV-1 has 15 proteins, not 11. So either I'm not understanding what a lentivirus is, or the specifics should be tossed and left to the individual pages. Thoughts? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Serafap (talkcontribs) 19:48, 18 July 2011 (UTC)