The Molecules of HIV

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tenofovir

An article from "The Molecules of HIV" (c) Dan Stowell
www.mcld.co.uk/hiv

Tenofovir is a reverse%20transcriptase">reverse transcriptase inhibitor.

Like AZT, it works by mimicking a nucleoside (the building blocks for DNA) and being a "spanner in the works". See the reverse%20transcriptase">reverse transcriptase page for more information.

The following article describes a little more detail about why tenofovir is a promising compound for treating HIV: www.news-medical.net/?id=2914

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