Different drug classes interrupt the virus from replicating at various stages

Antiretroviral therapy works by targeting more than one stage in the HIV life cycle. Combining certain drugs from more than one drug class will achieve this goal, and suppress the virus to undetectable levels in the blood. The compounds listed under the stages below are new drugs in development.

SOURCES:  Public Health Library/CDC and HIV i-BASE (i-base.info)

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