The Biology Project: Immunology

HIV and AIDS Problem Set

Problem 5: AZT, a reverse transcription inhibitor


AZT, a reverse transcription inhibitor, stops HIV reproduction at what stage?



Producing viral DNA from RNA

HIV undergoes this reverse transcription stage to convert its genetic material (RNA) into a form compatible with its host's genetic material (DNA). A reverse transcription inhibitor blocks this step, preventing viral reproduction.

B. Translating RNA into protein
C. Producing viral and host RNA from DNA
D. Integrating viral DNA into host DNA


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