HIV i-Base

Selected words and phrases

mean (average) – where all the results are added together, and then divided by the number of results to find the (mean) average. See median.

What is an average.

drug resistant (HIV) – HIV that is harder to treat because of genetic changes.

fusion inhibitor – a type of HIV drug (an entry inhibitor). Fusion inhibitors stops HIV ‘fusing’ to a CD4 cell. T-20 (enfuvirtide, Fuzeon) is only currently licensed fusion inhibitor.

Drug targets in the virus life cycle.

parasite – an animal or plant that get nutrients and support by living on another species.

in vitro – a study in a test tube. Literally, ‘in glass’.