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Homework Help: Can HIV attach itself to a muscle cell or a skin cell?

  1. Apr 6, 2008 #1
    1. Can HIV attach itself to a muscle cell or a skin cell?

    It seems that HIV attacks the immune system mainly by damaging the CD4 (also known as T4 or T-helper) cells which help the body fight off diseases.

    But I don't think that is the correct answer to this question. Theoretically wouldn't it attack a muscle cell or skin cell indirectly?

    Thanks for your time
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2008 #2
    Also, Why is it that you cannot get aids by shaking hands? (Using information about binding sites) Thanks
     
  4. Apr 6, 2008 #3
    nvm i found the answer :) Thanks.
     
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