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MK-2048 is a second generation integrase inhibitor, intended to be used against HIV infection. It is superior to the first available integrase inhibitor, raltegravir, in that it inhibits the HIV enzyme integrase 4 times longer. It is being investigated for use as part of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). 
- Keith Alcorn. Ralvetgravir shows potential for use as PrEP drug AIDSmap.com. 28 April 2009. Accessed 8 Nov 2009.
- Mark Mascolini. Merck Offers Unique Perspective on Second-Generation Integrase Inhibitor. 10th International Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology of HIV Therapy, April 15–17, 2009, Amsterdam. Accessed 8 Nov 2009.
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