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If you have a viral infection will the doctor give you anti-viral medications?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Not usually

There are antiviral medications for some viral infections, such as herpes, hiv, hepatitis b and c, and influenza.
But for the average viral infection you might see your doctor for, such as the common cold, there at no antiviral medications.

In brief: Not usually

There are antiviral medications for some viral infections, such as herpes, hiv, hepatitis b and c, and influenza.
But for the average viral infection you might see your doctor for, such as the common cold, there at no antiviral medications.
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