Antiretroviral Drugs: How HIV Medications Work


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Which of the following is NOT a class of antiretroviral drugs?

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1. Why is it important to treat HIV with combinations of drugs?

2. What is a nucleoside analog?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS and a weakened immune system. There are different types of drugs being used to treat HIV, and you can use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge on these medications. Some terms you will be assessed on are antiretroviral drugs, inhibitors, and NNRTIs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following concepts:

  • Antiretroviral drug classes
  • The definition of nucleoside analog
  • What NNRTI stands for
  • What integrase does
  • The aspect of HIV that requires treatment by a combination of drugs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how HIV drugs work
  • Making connections - use understanding of the fast evolution of HIV to comprehend its severity
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the types of drugs used to treat HIV
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of viruses and drugs

Additional Learning

To learn more about HIV and HIV drugs, review the accompanying lesson on how HIV drugs work. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recall HIV's replication cycle
  • Learn of the strategies that can be used to stop HIV infections
  • Learn about Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs)
  • Learn about Nucleoside and Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
  • Learn about Entry and Fusion Inhibitors
  • Identify classes of Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
  • Explain Integrase Inhibitors
  • Explain how HIV Protease Inhibitors work