HIV is basically a lentivirus that causes human immunodeficiency virus infection in a person's body, which overtime leads to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). As the name implies, AIDS lowers the action of a person's body to fight infections, as it results in failure of the immune system. In this case, many life threatening infections can easily thrive into the body. The HIV infection is transmittable through blood, breast milk and other bodily fluids. Many HIV AIDS medications are available, from tenvir tablets, tenvir EM, X-Vir, entecavir to tuvada tablets; all are FDA approved. These drugs are developed to fight infection, lower viral load and improve quality of life.
- Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the name given to the treatment of HIV through HIV medication.
- Some of these drugs are developed to prevent the HIV transmission from the affected one to others.
- These drugs also improve the immune system function and control the growth of the virus.
- The doctors prescribe the combination of these drugs to patients.