Treatments: Antivirals


Antivirals: Class of drugs against viruses
Introduction: Antivirals are medications that directly attack viruses. They are not antibiotics, which attack bacteria. Antivirals are also much newer than antibiotics. Until recently, antivirals were mainly used against severe life-threatening viral conditions. However, modern antivirals exist against flu, genital herpes, HIV, viral hepatitis, and other viral conditions.

Count: Antivirals is listed as a: treatment for 13 conditions; alternative treatment for 13 conditions; preventive treatment for 1 conditions; research treatment for 3 conditions.
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Antivirals as a treatment: The following list of conditions have 'Antivirals' or similar listed as a treatment in our database:


  • Encephalitis ... Antiviral medications


  • Flu ... Antiviral medications


  • Hepatitis ... antivirals
  • Herpes stomatitis ... Antivirals
  • Herpes zoster oticus ... antiviral drugs
  • HIV/AIDS ... highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), antiviral agents


  • Labrynthitis ... antivirals


  • Meningitis ... antiviral drugs


  • Orf ... antivirals


  • Pneumonia ... antivirals


  • SARS ... antiviral agents
  • Shingles ... antiviral drugs


  • Viral diseases ... antivirals

    Antivirals as a prevention: The following list of conditions have 'Antivirals' or similar listed as a preventive treatment in our database:


  • HIV/AIDS ... antiviral agents

    Antivirals as a research area: The following list of conditions have 'Antivirals' or similar listed as a research treatment or other research area in our database:


  • Common cold ... Antivirals
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease ... antiviral agents
  • Cytomegalovirus ... antiviral drugs

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