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Fostemsavir: a first-in-class HIV-1 attachment inhibitor

Fostemsavir: a first-in-class HIV-1 attachment inhibitor Purpose of reviewFostemsavir is a recently Food and Drug Administration-approved HIV-1 attachment inhibitor that binds to HIV-1 gp120 and prevents viral attachment to the cellular CD4 receptor. Here, we review the pharmacology, efficacy, tolerability, and resistance profile of fostemsavir.Recent findingsFostemsavir is well tolerated and maintains virologic activity in individuals harboring multidrug-resistant HIV-1. In conjunction with optimal background therapy, a majority of heavily treatment-experienced clinical trial participants treated with fostemsavir achieved virologic suppression.SummaryThe approval of fostemsavir represents an important advance for individuals harboring multidrug resistant HIV-1 due to its novel mechanism of action and lack of cross-resistance to other antiretrovirals. Further study will better define the role of resistance testing for fostemsavir and fostemsavir's potential role outside of salvage therapy in heavily treatment-experienced individuals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Opinion in HIV and Aids Wolters Kluwer Health

Fostemsavir: a first-in-class HIV-1 attachment inhibitor

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1746-630X
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1746-6318
DOI
10.1097/coh.0000000000000712
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Abstract

Purpose of reviewFostemsavir is a recently Food and Drug Administration-approved HIV-1 attachment inhibitor that binds to HIV-1 gp120 and prevents viral attachment to the cellular CD4 receptor. Here, we review the pharmacology, efficacy, tolerability, and resistance profile of fostemsavir.Recent findingsFostemsavir is well tolerated and maintains virologic activity in individuals harboring multidrug-resistant HIV-1. In conjunction with optimal background therapy, a majority of heavily treatment-experienced clinical trial participants treated with fostemsavir achieved virologic suppression.SummaryThe approval of fostemsavir represents an important advance for individuals harboring multidrug resistant HIV-1 due to its novel mechanism of action and lack of cross-resistance to other antiretrovirals. Further study will better define the role of resistance testing for fostemsavir and fostemsavir's potential role outside of salvage therapy in heavily treatment-experienced individuals.

Journal

Current Opinion in HIV and AidsWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Jan 1, 2022

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