HIV/AIDS Glossary

Rev Inhibitor

Rev is the name of an HIV protein that helps to transport HIV’s genetic information within an infected immune cell. HIV uses the Rev protein to replicate and produce new virus. Rev inhibitors are drugs that interfere with the Rev protein's activity to prevent HIV from multiplying in the body. Currently, Rev inhibitors are still under investigation and have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Related Term(s): Investigational Drug, Protein, Replicate

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