INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS 

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Questions  And Answers on Taking Antiretrovirals

Why take antiretrovirals?

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) belongs to a class of viruses called retroviruses. Antiretrovirals are drugs that work by interfering with the HIV life cycle. Antiretroviral drugs do not cure HIV and they do not prevent HIV transmission. When used in combination, these medications reduce the amount of virus in the blood and help to delay the progress of disease.  

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