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Submited by- Team Sitagita on 18 Sep, 2011 HEALTH  AGING & DISEASES  

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The disease that claims the maximum number of lives every year, irrespective of nation or time, is AIDS. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, as it is popularly known, is probably the deadliest disease in the history of human race. Epidemics like cholera, typhoid or plague, had claimed lives at a massive scale earlier. But these diseases were limited to a certain period of time, after which, they occurred no more. But, AIDS is such a disease which has constantly been taking lives, since the time that it was first discovered. Presently about 40 million people are living with AIDS, and till date about 26 million people have been killed by this dreaded disease. The fact that this disease has no permanent cure makes it even more threatening. Several years of researches have led to the invention of few medicines which can prolong the life of an infected individual. There are certain medicines which help a HIV infected individual to live a normal life. The drugs, which has recently been invented can be divided into certain catgories, the two most important ones being the Protease Inhibitors and the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Hivid belongs to the second category of medicines. The function of Hivid is to stop the HIV from making any alterations in the genetic material of the T-lymphocytes.

Once, the safety of the T-lymphocytes is guaranteed, the production of new virus cells is stopped. This in turn helps to reduce the virus count within the body of the infected person. Hivid is produced by
Hoffmann-La Roche, a pharmaceutical company. The medicine had been approved by the US Food and Drugs Association in 1992, for the treatment of HIV. Like any other anti-HIV drug, Hivid must also be used in combination with two other anti-HIV drugs. These may include, Anti-retroviral drugs or Protease inhibitors. For gathering further information on HIV/AIDS Drugs browse through the site.

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