Treatment Methodologies for HIV


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Why does antiretroviral therapy focus on reverse transcriptase and protease inhibitors?

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1. Which of the following statements is TRUE about HIV?

2. What is the name for a specific combination of drugs used to control HIV?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what HIV is and how different treatment options can try to control HIV. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include two of the most common drugs used in an HIV cocktail and reverse transcriptase inhibitors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of HIV treatments, including:

  • Focus of antiretroviral therapy and why
  • Characteristics of HIV
  • Mixture of drugs used to try and control HIV
  • How reverse transcriptase inhibitors work
  • Most common drugs used in HIV cocktail

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related HIV treatment lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the reason why antiretroviral therapy is focused on reverse transcriptase and protease inhibitors
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the different drugs used to treat HIV

Additional Learning

To learn more about treatment for HIV, review the corresponding lesson called Treatment Methodologies for HIV. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what HIV is and how it can lead to AIDS
  • Recall how reverse transcriptase inhibitors and HIV protease inhibitors work against HIV
  • Understand the benefits of antiretroviral therapy and using a cocktail of medications to treat HIV