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How does Epivir treat HIV?

Epivir (lamivudine) is used in combination with other medications to treat infections caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV can lead to AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, which destroys the body's immune system. Epivir works by keeping the human immunodeficiency virus from duplicating, which delays the immune system suppression that occurs with HIV and AIDS. It also decreases the risk of HIV complications, such as cancer or other infections. While it works to slow the progression of HIV, it does not cure it, and the infection can still be passed on to others.

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