Protease Inhibitor(PI)

What is Protease Inhibitor(PI)?

Protease Inhibitor(PI) meaning Antiretroviral (ARV) HIV drug class. Protease inhibitors (PIs) block protease (an HIV enzyme). By blocking protease, PIs prevent new (immature) HIV from becoming a mature virus that can infect other CD4 cells. Related Term(s): Drug Class, Protease

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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