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How Do Fusion Inhibitors Work

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what is fusion inhibitors
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Hi , A fusion inhibitor works on the HIV virus to prevent it from entering the T-cell. It binds to part of the virus call the GP-41. Once Read more »

side effects

I was curious if there are any side effects of fusion inhibitors? Also, how do they exactly work,... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)

...--> Brand Name: Fuzeon Other Name(s): DP 178, DP178, Enfuvirtida, Pentafuside, T 20, T-20, T20 Drug Class: Entry and Fusion Inhibitors Enfuvirtide, also known as Fuzeon or T-20, is a type of medicine called a fusion inhibitor. Fusion... Read more »
The Body

Fuzeon: A Review of the First Entry Inhibitor

...educational grant from Trimeris. Fuzeon (T-20, enfuvirtide) is the first in a new class of anti-HIV meds called fusion inhibitors (also known as entry inhibitors). Fusion inhibitors fight HIV in a completely different way than... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Approved Medications to Treat HIV Infection

...Invirase, SQV Hoffmann-La Roche Dec. 6, 1995 Tipranavir Aptivus, TPV Boehringer Ingelheim June 22, 2005 Entry/Fusion Inhibitors Entry/Fusion inhibitors work by blocking HIV entry into cells. Enfuvirtide Fuzeon, T-20 ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Fusion and Attachment Inhibitors

... Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors in Development Drugs No Longer in Development Note: Several fact sheets Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infection and before heat-treating techniques to destroy HIV in blood products were introduced, HIV was transmitted through transfusions of contaminated blood or blood components. Today, because of blood screening and heat treatment, the risk of... Read more »

Work place woes

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depression medication dont work on me

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...i used to take depression medication years ago and i stop because didnt work on my. now i trying aggain and dont like. they just dont work on me and i feel like a somby and high. please any coments anybody Read more »

I didn't see this in the CDC daily update

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...said 5-Helix is a protein, which is too large a molecule to be absorbed orally. It would have to be injected, like the only fusion inhibitor close to marketing approval, Trimeris Inc.'s T-20. "It is less convenient than swallowing a pill," Kim... Read more »