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  • HIV Protease Inhibitors

    HIV Protease Inhibitors

    Labs & Demos

    This demonstration models how the HIV protease enzyme functions and how its activity is blocked by a class of anti-HIV drugs.

  • HIV Life Cycle Activities

    HIV Life Cycle Activities

    Collection

    A collection of activities and demonstrations focusing on various aspects of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) life cycle. They are designed to be completed individually or as part of the series...

  • Viral DNA Integration

    Viral DNA Integration

    Labs & Demos

    In this hands-on activity, students model how a double-stranded DNA copy of the HIV genome is integrated into the host cell DNA.

  • HIV Reverse Transcription and AZT

    HIV Reverse Transcription and AZT

    Card Activities

    This activity allows students to model how the anti-HIV drug AZT (azidothymidine) interferes with the process of viral replication.

  • HIV Receptors and Co-receptors

    HIV Receptors and Co-receptors

    Labs & Demos

    This demonstration models the first step of the HIV life cycle: the binding of HIV envelope proteins to receptors on human helper T cells.

  • Structure of Dengue Virus

    Structure of Dengue Virus

    Animations

    (1 min 3 sec) This animation zooms into a 3D model of dengue virus, moving from the virus’s outer structures to its inner core.

  • Treating HIV Infection with a Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

    Treating HIV Infection with a Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

    Animations

    (1 min 46 sec) This animation shows how a medication called AZT, which is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, can be used to treat HIV/AIDS.