Selected words and phrases

ETR (end of treatment response) – having an undetectable HCV viral load at the end of HCV treatment. See SVR.

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.

foetal membranes are the membranes surrounding the foetus.

active – an active drug is a drug that still works to reduce viral load. The virus is still sensitive to that drug.

NHL (Non-Hodgkins lymphoma) – a type of lymph cancer.

Cancer: lymphoma and sarcoma