HIV/AIDS Glossary

CCR5 Antagonist

Synonym(s): CCR5 Inhibitor

Antiretroviral (ARV) HIV drug class. CCR5 antagonists block the CCR5 coreceptor on the surface of certain immune cells, such as CD4 T lymphocytes (CD4 cells). This prevents HIV from entering the cell.

Related Term(s): CCR5, Drug Class


(Click to enlarge)
CCR5 antagonists prevent attachment.
Binding is the first step of HIV replication.

Search the Glossary

What's this?


AIDSinfo Glossary App

Download Glossary