How do CC5 antagonists block HIV? Will they work?

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The recently approved drug called Selzentry is the worlds first CCR5 antagonist meaning that HIV can not invade the host CD4+ cells. Does anyone else out there think that is the way forward in combating the virus? And any opinions on the cost of HIV medication?
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How do CC5 antagonists block HIV? Will they work?
« Reply #1 on: 09/08/2008 13:30:01 »
This article by Dr Helen Carter addresses the biology of HIV, including the recently-introduced CCR5 class of antagonists.

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/articles/article/25yearsofhivaidsintheuk/

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