How does Edurant work to treat HIV?

Edurant (rilpivirine) is a drug prescribed in combination with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in adults who have contracted the virus but haven't been treated for it yet. HIV is the virus that can cause acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS. When taken in combination with other HIV medications, Edurant is thought to block an enzyme called reverse transcriptase, which is needed by HIV to replicate.

Edurant isn't a cure for HIV infection, but it can reduce the amounts of the virus in the blood, boost your body's immune system and slow the progression of the infection. Talk to your doctor for more information about Edurant and treating HIV infection.

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