As all of you know, HIV is an immunodeficiency virus that attacks your immune system. This dangerous virus destroys white blood cells in our defense system called the T-Helper cell. T-helper cells are also called CD4 cells.
AIDS is a final stage of HIV infection, and if it left untreated, the immune system would get weaker until it leads to death. It was considered an untreated disease or infection, but now you can get antiretroviral treatment. Furthermore, now the FDA approved drugs have come in the market to cure HIV/ AIDS.
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FDA Approved Medicine for HIV/AIDS cure 2019
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Dovato (dolutegravir and lamivudine) medicine. It is a complete regimen for HIV treatment. Dovato is especially for HIV patients who didn’t take antiretroviral treatment in their history.
However, this isn’t the first HIV single two-drug treatment ever developed. Seventeen months ago, the FDA approved Juluca. Dovato is a combination of two drugs and has a fixed dose. It is very helpful for the cure of HIV/AIDS. Moreover, it is significant because you can take two drugs in one tablet.
Side effects of the drug Dovato
Well, The drug tested on 1433 HIV patients, and these patients don’t have any antiretroviral drugs history. However, this drug has some adverse effects such as fatigue, nausea, and insomnia. Furthermore, it also can cause headache and diarrhea sometimes.
The dovato drug can also use in the treatment of hepatitis because in Hepatitis your immune system even weak day by day. One tablet of Dovato is given to HIV patients daily. However, medicine is not suitable for pregnant women, especially during the first trimester.