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Chemokine Coreceptor Antagonists (CCR5)
To infect a cell, HIV must bind to two types of molecules on the cell's surface. One of these is called a chemokine coreceptor. Drugs known as chemokine coreceptor antagonists block the virus from binding to the coreceptor.
One CCR5 antagonist is available:
- Selzentry® (maraviroc)