Is there a cure for viral infections?

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The best cure for a viral infection is to have the virus and survive it. Your body will build up immunity to that particular virus and, usually, you will not have it again. Vaccines, although preventative, are a form of cure because they encourage your body to build immunity. Some viruses such as AIDS have no cure as yet.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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