Don’t Panic, Get Treated: The Medication for HIV

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Fluids in the body such as semen, breast milk, and blood are the main transmitter for HIV virus. It will normally defeat your immune system, decrease libido and mess up with the white blood cells, which are the fighters for infection. The virus will enter these cells and when it multiplies, the cells will explode and makes viral cells that could go on and messing up more of the white blood cells while spreading and multiply fast, making the immune system unable to fight it back from the attack.

 

HIV infection is positive when the virus is acquired through contact with infected body fluids, such as semen, blood, or even breast milk. HIV weakened the immune system and overtaking white blood cells called T-cells. These are cells that battled against infection. By penetrating the body’s cells, the virus conceals from the immune system.

 

There is no cure found yet for HIV but there are medications that can assist people from suffering and living with HIV like a normal and healthy individual. These medications will stop and block the invaded white cells to multiply and they are proven and approved by FDA. Check them out below:

 

Approved Medication for HIV
These are the medication for HIV that doctors prescribed depending on the case of their patient.

 

1. The Combinations of Drugs Treatment

An HIV positive needs combine prescription of drugs to treat their HIV. The combination of drugs can be the following:
-The Striped–elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovirdisoproxilfumarate
-The Triune–abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine
-The Genoa–elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofoviralafenamide
-The Juluca–dolutegravir/rilpivirine

 

2. The Integrase Inhibitors Medication

This will target the move of the integrase enzyme that the virus uses to infect and mess up with the white cells. Check the examples of integrase inhibitors below:
-Tivicay, Vitekta, Isentress, Isentress HD

 

3. The Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Or NRTIs

This also known as nukes and they will act and disturb the life cycle of the virus as it tries to duplicate. The Ziagen, Epzicom, Trizivir, Combivir, Epivir, Emtriva are examples of nukes.

 

4. The Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors or NNRTIS

This treatment includes the Sustiva drug, Intelence, Viramune, Edurant, Viramune XR, and Rescriptor, which are seldom used.

 

5. The Protease Inhibitors Treatment

The protease is a protein but with these drugs, the virus could not complete the whole process of multiplying and minimizing the infected cells. Drugs such as Evotaz, Prezcobix, Norvir, Kaletra are examples of protease inhibitors. They are also used in treatment for Hepatitis C.

 

6. The Entry Inhibitor Treatment For HIV

With these drugs, the virus is being blocked from entering a host cell and stops its duplication though these drugs are seldom administered as a treatment for HIV in the USA because there are more tolerable and effective drugs available already in the market. For the entry inhibitor drugs, we have the Fuzeon.

 

7. The Chemokine Co-receptor Antagonist Treatment

This includes the Selzentry that blocks the virus from its entry to the white blood cells.

Note:

These are the HIV treatment and medication that could help HIV positive live normal life but they may also have side effects such as fatigue, drowsiness, fever, muscle aches, and others depending on the drugs medicated to the patient. You may talk and consult your doctor for ways to manage the side effects.