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How ARVs Normally Protect HIV Patients to Prolong Their Lives

Contracting HIV is one of the most devastating things that can happen to an individual. Luckily, not all hope is lost; through scientific research, scientists have come up with powerful drugs to slow down on effects of HIV in a person.

HIV normally enters the body through various ways. But the most common is through intercourse with an infected person. Having HIV doesn't mean it is the end of life, the Anti Retroviral Drugs (ARVs) can help prolong the lifespan of a person.

How Do ARVs Work?

ARVs work by targetting the process that multiplies HIV virus in a person's blood. This process is called transcription. It is responsible for manufacturing various HIV particles which infect other heavy cells.

When a patient takes ARVs according to the doctor's instruction, the process of transcription is slowed down and the number of HIV particles in the body drops.

Due to this, a person is less likely to suffer from opportunistic infections which is a leading cause of death in HIV patients.

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