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Inhibits reverse transcriptase

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submitted by hayayah(445),

NRTI's are associated with possible side effects of anemia, granulocytopenia, and myelosuppression.

sympathetikey  Especially zidovudine. +3  
fmub  Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) block reverse transcriptase (an HIV enzyme). HIV uses reverse transcriptase to convert its RNA into DNA (reverse transcription). Blocking reverse transcriptase and reverse transcription prevents HIV from replicating. +  


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submitted by divya(1),

For anyone interested, the current post exposure prophylaxis regimen contains - Tenofovir + Emtricitabine + Raltegavir

Link for PEP prophylaxis following occupational exposure





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submitted by sirminalot(-50),

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