What is the (or are the) differences between Feline immunodeficiency virus and Feline leukemia virus?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is the cat equivalent of HIV. It is probably a retrovirus like HIV. It destroys CD4 T cells, which is a type of white blood cell.

    Feline leukemia virus is also a retrovirus, but it causes leukemia in cats. Leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells. It basically means that some white blood cells are replicating very fast, thereby growing to a huge quantity

  • 4 years ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    Kind of says it all unless you mean IDV is untreatable and luk is

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