HIV/AIDS Glossary

Fusion Inhibitor

Antiretroviral (ARV) HIV drug class. A fusion inhibitor blocks the HIV envelope from merging with the host CD4 cell membrane (fusion). This prevents HIV from entering the CD4 cell.

Related Term(s): Drug Class, Envelope, Fusion


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A fusion inhibitor prevents HIV fusion.
Fusion is step two of the HIV lifecycle.

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