MEDICATIONS FOR AIDS
HIV is called a retrovirus meaning that it needs a host to survive and the medication to suppress this is called anti-retro viral medications. They are mostly used in combination with one another to create a cocktail that will be highly capable of suppressing the virus. This method of treatment is called HAART - Highly Active Anti-Retro Viral Therapy.
The following represents the major classes of anti retroviral medications for AIDS:
● nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs),
● non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs),
● protease inhibitors (PIs),
● entry inhibitors, and
● Integrate inhibitors.