Relating to or being a drug used to treat retroviruses, especially HIV.
The word 'antiretroviral' is derived from the prefix 'anti-' meaning 'against' and 'retroviral' referring to a virus that replicates its rna by reverse transcription.
- The patient was given antiretroviral drugs to slow the progression of HIV and improve their immune function.
- The antiretroviral therapy was started early to prevent the development of AIDS.
- The antiretroviral medication was highly effective in suppressing the replication of the virus and preventing its spread.
- The antiretroviral drugs were combined with other medications to improve their efficacy and reduce the likelihood of drug resistance.
- The antiretroviral treatment was an important part of the global effort to control the spread of HIV and improve the health of those infected with the virus.