Antiretroviral agent



Therapeutic agent that fights against infections cause by retroviruses.


Antiretroviral agents are used to manage or control infections caused by retroviruses, e.g. HIV. Examples are the protease inhibitors that inhibit the activity of protease used by the virus in viral assembly, fusion inhibitors that prevent the virus from binding and entering the host cell, and reverse transcriptase inhibitors that inhibit the activity of the enzyme reverse transcriptase.

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