HIV Virus: Structure and Function


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What happens during reverse transcription?

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1. What does the matrix protein p17 do?

2. What stage of the virus' life cycle comes after reverse transcription?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a public health crisis that affects millions of people. The quiz asks you questions about the proteins involved in the development of HIV as well as its life cycle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz you need to:

  • Describe what happens during reverse transcription
  • Explain the function of the matrix protein p17
  • Tell what stage of the HIV life cycle comes after reverse transcription
  • Define retrovirus
  • Note the difference between the envelope proteins gp120 and gp41

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - show that you gained essential information from the lesson on the HIV virus
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the functions of different proteins relevant to HIV
  • Defining key concepts - accurately describe steps of the HIV life cycle, such as reverse transcription

Additional Learning

Increase your knowledge of this topic by studying the lesson called HIV Virus: Structure and Function. The objectives for this lesson are:

  • Define HIV
  • Understand the structure of the HIV virus
  • Explain how HIV is replicated in the body
  • Note the results of HIV infection