Is atazanavir used to prevent HIV infection?

No, atazanavir is not used to prevent HIV infection (human immunodeficiency virus). This medication is used with other medicines to treat, not cure, HIV. Atazanavir works by slowing down the spread of HIV in your body. It cannot protect you from getting other HIV-related illnesses, either. Take your medications on schedule and talk with your doctor about any dietary restrictions or concerns when taking atazanavir.

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