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Treatment of HIV Infection

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1The drug AZT
A)inhibits the enzyme reverse transcriptase.
B)inhibits the production of HIV proteins.
C)inhibits the enzyme protease.
D)breaks down human cell receptors so that HIV cannot bind to them.
E)binds to human cell receptors thereby blocking HIV’s access to them.



2Chemokines appear to inhibit HIV infection by
A)blocking replication of the virus.
B)interfering with the synthesis of viral proteins.
C)interfering with the cleavage of viral polyproteins.
D)disabling the CD4 receptor.
E)blocking the CXCR4 and CCR5 coreceptors.



3An antiviral factor called ________ has been found in ________ cells.
A)CAF ; CD4
B)CAF ; CD8
C)NEF ; CD4
D)NEF ; CD8
E)NEF ; brain



4Mutations that inactivate the CCR5 receptor make an individual more susceptible to AIDS.
A)True
B)False



5It is hard to create a vaccine against HIV infection because the virus has a high mutation rate.
A)True
B)False







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