How Do HIV Attachment Inhibitors Work?

Reviewed on 10/22/2021

HOW DO HIV ATTACHMENT INHIBITORS WORK?

HIV attachment inhibitors are a class of antiretroviral drugs mainly used for treating HIV infection. HIV has a glycoprotein subunit on its surface that is responsible for its attachment to the host immune cells and its multiplication. HIV attachment inhibitors, such as fostemsavir, bind to these glycoproteins and inhibit HIV from attaching to the host immune cells. Thus, HIV fails to infect and multiply in the host immune cells.

HOW ARE HIV ATTACHMENT INHIBITORS USED?

HIV attachment inhibitors, when used in combination with other anti-HIV drugs, are effective against multidrug-resistant HIV infection.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF HIV ATTACHMENT INHIBITORS?

HIV attachment inhibitors, when taken orally, can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF HIV ATTACHMENT INHIBITORS?

Generic and brand names of HIV attachment inhibitors include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/hiv-attachment-inhibitors

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