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entry and fusion inhibitors

-block the receptors on the host cell that bind to the virus
-block fusion of the virus and cell


uncoating, genome integration, and nucleic acid synthesis inhibitors

-prevent viral uncoating
-inhibit viral DNA integration into the host genome
-nucleoside analogs inhibit RNA or DNA synthesis


what causes interference with assembly and release of viral particles ?

protease inhibitors
(block the cleavage of protein precursors)


exit inhibitors

inhibit neuroaminidase, an enzyme required for some viruses to bud from the host cell