How does atazanavir work?

Atazanavir works by slowing down the spread of HIV infection in the body. This prescription medication is in a class of drugs called HIV protease inhibitors. Atazanavir is used together with other medicines to treat HIV. It will not cure HIV or protect you from other HIV-related illnesses, but will work to slow down the infection.

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