A 39-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me how aids/hiv drugs help patients immune system?
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Infectious Disease 33 years experience
HIV treatment: There are numerous classes of anti-retrovirals to treat HIV/AIDS. Their mechanisms of action are different, but the end result is the same. They all act to decrease viral replication, causing a decrease in the viral load in the blood as well as a gradual increase in the CD4 - T helper - cells. This helps to boost back the immune system.
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