A few analogues of atevirdine or 1-[(5-methoxyindol-2-yl) carbonyl]-4-[3- (ethylamino)-2-pyridyl] piperazine – an anti-HIV belonging to non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors were synthesized and evaluated for anti-HIV activity. Replacement of indolyl moiety with 2-alkylthio-1-benzyl-5-imidazolyl substituent afforded 1-[2-(alkylthio-1-benzyl-5-imidazolyl) carbonyl]-4-[3-(isopropylamino)-2-pydridyl] piperazines. The title compounds were tested for anti-HIV activity and had maximum percent of protection 14.6% at concentration of 2×10?5 M.