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3. Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs)

Similar to protease inhibitors, NRTIs inhibit the production of an enzyme vital to the reproduction of the virus. NRTIs were the first available drug therapies for AIDS patients. They are most often taken in combination with both other NRTIs and other drug therapies. They are adjusted often with the progression of the disease and remain an important aspect of the treatment of HIV and AIDS.

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