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Posted by mysterychicken on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10:33pm.

41. HIV has become one of the most feared diseases of the world community in the last few decades. Antiviral drugs have been developed that help treat the disease, although no cure has yet been found. Many pharmaceutical approaches are being investigated to battle the disease. One possible way to combat HIV invasion of the cell is to develop a drug which could destroy the "envelope" that surrounds the HIV particle.
a. Explain the function of this envelope and how the drug would help stop HIV infection.
b. Why has the approach NOT been used on people?
c. Explain the function of reverse transcriptase and how this drug would help stop HIV infection

Please help!

Thanks
-MC

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