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Forum Name: Viral Infections

Question: Would antiretroviral drugs have any affect on influenza?

 trey3025 - Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:05 pm

I just started a 30-day supply of Truvada as an HIV post-exposure prophylactic. My question is could Truvada, an antiretroviral med, also fight regular viral infections such as influenza or would you have to take an additional antiviral med? I'm not asking if it would be the preferred treatment method for a viral infection, I'm just asking if you think it would fight viral infections. Thanks.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:49 pm

User avatar Hello,
I would expect it to help because the action is to boost your own immune system to help in fighting the virus. It is not specific to the virus as some antibiotics are to certain bacteria.

Best wishes
 trey3025 - Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:29 am

 Debbie Miller, RN - Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:40 pm

User avatar You're welcome!


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