Seth Cohen (sethcohen) wrote,
Seth Cohen

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This is way cool!

Very soon now, the first fusion inhibitors will hit the market. This will be the first new class of HIV medication in a very long time.

All other antiretrovirals currently on the market are drugs that attempt to stop the virus from reproducing once it has already infected an individual...that is, to control an infection in progress. Fusion inhibitors stop HIV from infecting a person in the first place, by prevening the binding between virus and T cell. This is, in a word, amazing.
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