Two new antivirals for HIV will be approved soon

Two new antivirals for HIV will be approved soon...Rescriptor (delavirdine) and Viracept (nelfinavir).

Rescriptor will be the second non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)...similar to Viramune (nevirapine).

The NNRTIs aren't as powerful as the protease inhibitors. But they have a niche in combo boosting the efficacy of nucleosides such as AZT (Retrovir), 3TC (Epivir), etc.

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