Of course, this is talking about an airborne virus, not something like XMRV (which the Whittemore Peterson Institute has clearly stated is NOT airborne). I would think the cell processes would work similarly, but the method of entrance would just be different. Here's a video animation with narration of how someone can become infected with a virus (in this case, again, an AIRBORNE virus): http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114075029 OKAY, so can anyone tell me if the "big pink thing" is reverse transcriptase? I know nothing about viruses, but found this link fascinating and thought it might help spark discussion. Thanks, folks.