HIV/AIDS Glossary

Immune Modulators

Synonym(s): Immunomodulators

Immune modulators are a class of drugs that help to activate, boost, or restore normal immune function after HIV has damaged the immune system. Researchers are investigating whether immune modulators can help change how the immune system functions as part of a strategy to treat or cure HIV. Currently, the immune modulators used to treat HIV infection are still under investigation and have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patient use.

Related Term(s): Immune Response, Immune System, Investigational Drug

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