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What is enfuvirtide?

Enfuvirtide is a prescription antiviral medication used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It stops the virus from entering the cells within the body. Usually, other medications will be tried before enfuvirtide is considered. Enfuvirtide is a fusion inhibitor, meaning that it stops the virus from attaching or fusing to the cell surface so that the virus cannot get into the cell. The brand name is Fuzeon; there is not a generic version available. Enfuvirtide is administered through subcutaneous (under the skin) injection twice a day. This drug does not stop the spread of HIV from person to person, will not cure HIV and does not necessarily stop someone infected from developing HIV-related conditions.

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