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Fusion or entry inhibitors

for Veterans and the Public

Entry Inhibitors

The three entry inhibitors that are currently available work in different ways:

  • enfuvirtide (T20; brand name: Fuzeon® prevents HIV from entering the CD4 T cell
  • ibalizumab (brand name: Trogarzo® blocks HIV from binding to the CD4 receptor
  • maraviroc (brand name: Selzentry® blocks HIV from binding to a coreceptor