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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Fusion Inhibitor

Antiretroviral (ARV) HIV drug class. Fusion inhibitors block 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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