How Long Does Maraviroc Take To Work
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The Robert James Frascino AIDS FoundationHi,Maraviroc is in a new class of anti-HIV drugs called "CCR5 Inhibitors." They target a very early stage in the infection process the cell-entry stage. These drugs have been in development for quite some time and maraviroc is primed to... Read more »
UCLA School of MedicineI will start by making some general comments and then specifics regarding your situation. Anytime someone is "failing" their antiretroviral treatment it is worth defining whether that is because their viral load has rebounded, because... Read more »
North Shore University HospitalThe CCR5 receptor is a receptor on the CD4 T cell. It is used as a 2nd (or co-) receptor for HIV to enter the T cell. HIV may also use another co-receptor (called CXCR4) to enter the cell. Since maraviroc only blocks virus that use CCR5, it is... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHi and thanks for posting.In theory, you're correct. It would make sense to try to block HIV entry into cells- CCR5 blockers would do just that. For the same reason, some have advocated the use of integrase inhibitors, to prevent... Read more »
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