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Reverse TranscriptionAudio (En español)

The second of seven steps in the HIV life cycle. During reverse transcription, HIV uses reverse transcriptase (an HIV enzyme) to convert genetic information carried in HIV RNA to make HIV DNA.

See Related Term(s):  Life Cycle, Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor, Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor, Reverse Transcriptase