HIV/AIDS Glossary

Post-Attachment Inhibitor

Post-attachment inhibitors are a class of drugs that bind to the CD4 receptor on a host CD4 cell. This blocks HIV from attaching to the CCR5 and CXCR4 coreceptors and entering the cell. Post-attachment inhibitors are part of a larger group of HIV drugs called entry inhibitors.

Related Term(s): CCR5, CD4 Receptor, Coreceptor, CXCR4, Entry Inhibitor, Investigational Drug

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