Advanced Pathophysiology week 4 midterm 2022 (Real exam)
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Cells in _____ may act as a reservoir in which HIV can be relatively protected from antiviral drugs.
the central nervous system
the thymus gland
HIV may persist in regions where the antiviral drugs are not as effective, such as the
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What is the role of reverse transcriptase in HIV infection?
It transports the RNA into the cell
It converts single DNA into double-stranded DNA.
is needed to produce
It converts RNA into double-stranded DNA.
One particular family of viruses, retroviruses (e.g., HIV) carries an enzyme reverse
transcriptase that creates a double-stranded DNA version of the virus.
2 / 2 pts After sexual transmission of HIV, a person can be infected yet seronegative for
_____ months. Correct!
6 to 14
18 to 20
1 to 2
24 to 36
Antibody appears rather rapidly after infection through blood products, usually within 4
to 7 weeks. After sexual transmission, however, the individual can be infected yet
seronegative for 6 to 14 months or, in at least one case, for years.
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